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September 25, 2008

Deal Blowing Up?

I never believed a deal had been reached. I believed Democrats claimed that, dishonestly, so they could later say "McCain's leadership meant nothing, his stunt had no effect, we'd already reached a deal before he landed in DC."

So I didn't link it.

Now comes the truth (see updates): This deal is nowhere close to struck, because Republicans are foolishly balking, and so are Democrats. Neither party wants to take ownership of the issue without the other party being more responsible for it; they're both playing political games.

True, some are genuinely opposed to this for ideological reasons. Most, however, are playing chicken.

If you're in favor of this, now would be a good time to call your representatives, Republican or Democrat. Bear in mind the outrage on this issue is almost all on the other side, so that's who they're hearing from, and they're taking that as a proxy for their constituent's wishes.

Call them or email them to push back.

If there's no deal announced by tonight, at least in tentative form,
there will be a massive sell-off in the market tomorrow. There won't be a deal, and so there will be sell-off.

Tomorrow's sell-off is just the warning light, though.

It's Monday that looms as the day of Reckoning.

Write Your Reps: Better yet, call, but I don't have their numbers handy. There are a lot of them.

Write your Rep.

Write your Senators. (Phone numbers included there.)

Bear in mind -- pressure needs to be put on both parties.

Call Democrats and begin by saying, "As a concerned atheist life-long Democrat..." Seems to be a popular opening gambit.

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