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  • Morning Bell: The Lawyers and Lobbyists Full Employment Act

    Without spending a single dime, the Obama administration did more yesterday to create jobs for the U.S. economy than it has throughout its entire existence. With the single stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill that set in motion 243 new formal rule-makings by 11 different federal agencies. Each of the 243 rule-makings will employ hundreds of banking lobbyists as they try to shape what the final actual laws will look like. And when the rules are finally written, thousands of lawyers will bill millions of hours as the richest incumbent financial firms that caused the last crisis figure out how to game the new system. Yesterday, the Washington law firm Jones Day snapped up the Securities and Exchange Commission head enforcement division lawyer, and J.P. Morgan Chase, one of the biggest U.S. banks by assets, assigned more than 100 teams to examine the legislation. University of Massachusetts political science professor Thomas Ferguson tells The Christian Science Monitor:

    By delegating so much to the regulators, Congress is inviting everyone interested in the outcome to make more campaign contributions, as they intervene in the regulatory process to influence the regulators. Nothing is settled. It’s a gold mine for members of Congress.

    So if the richest big banks, lawyers, lobbyists and Congress were the big winners yesterday, who are the losers? Small banks, entrepreneurs and you.

    Smaller community banks do not have the same resources that the Goldman Sachs of the world do to hire armies of lawyers and lobbyists to shape and comply with new regulations. The cost of compliance will eat up a much larger share of small bank revenue. Jim MacPhee, CEO of Kalamazoo County State Bank in Michigan and chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), told USA Today: “We weren’t part of the subprime (mortgage) meltdown. Why throw more regulations at us?”

    Entrepreneurs take a double hit in the Dodd-Frank bill. First, by forcing banks to raise more capital it will now be more difficult for them to make new loans for small businesses. But more important is the regulatory threat for new products. Across the world mobile device and telecommunications firms are beginning to compete against credit card companies and banks to reshape how consumers buy products and manage their finances. Will the Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Bureau even allow these services to come to market? Will cell phone firms have to be regulated exactly like financial firms? Nobody knows the answer to these questions. Here is what we do know: it will be the banks and telco firms with the best lawyers and lobbyists – not the best entrepreneurs – that come out on top in this battle.

    Then there is what the Dodd-Frank does not do: it does nothing to stop future government bailouts. Instead, it makes the TARP bailout system permanent. The bill’s “orderly liquidation” process empowers regulators to seize any firm they deem a threat to our financial system and liquidate them. These powers are subject to insufficient judicial review and do nothing to ensure that the firms’ creditors won’t receive 100% of their irresponsibly lent money back in future taxpayer funded bailouts. And speaking of taxpayer-funded bailouts, the bill does nothing to address Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose activities were instrumental to the financial crisis.

    Back in 1994, Jonathan Rauch wrote in his book Government’s End: “Economic thinkers have recognized for generations that every person has two ways to become wealthier. One is to produce more, the other is to capture more of what others produce. … Washington looks increasingly like a public-works jobs program for lawyers and lobbyists, a profit center for professionals who are in business for themselves.” The Dodd-Frank bill is the perfect extension of Washington as “a public-works jobs program for lawyers and lobbyists.” Instead of encouraging the U.S. economy to invest in engineers, technology and new products, it requires firms to invest in lawyers and lobbyists just to stay alive. It will do nothing to help create new wealth or new net jobs in the economy, but will transfer more wealth to lobbying and law firms in Washington, D.C.

    Quick Hits:

    • House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill “ought to be repealed.”
    • A first-ever national analysis of state spending per teacher on political advocacy by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) found that teachers unions spent more than $100 per teacher in five states.
    • A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 68% believe the nation’s Political Class doesn’t “care what most Americans think.”
    • The Turkish charity that led the flotilla involved in a deadly Israeli raid has extensive connections with Turkey’s political elite, and the group’s efforts to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza received support at the top levels of the governing party.
    • Heritage Action will hold its weekly online chat on Friday at 3:00 PM featuring Jack Spencer and David Kreutzer talking about the Gulf oil spill and the economic damage caused by President Obama’s oil ban.
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    54 Responses to Morning Bell: The Lawyers and Lobbyists Full Employment Act

    1. Kelly in OK says:

      We are so screwed.

    2. JE Johnson, Indiana says:

      This new legislation has an amendment in it that limits interchange income a financial instution shares with the card processor (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, etc). Interchange is charged to the merchant to process payments using a debit or credit card – yes, this is not a free service. Senator Durbin has touted that consumers were being charged the interchange fee from their financial institution.

      I have checked my credit union statement. I didn't see where the interchange earned by my credit union impacted me? I saw no fee. I saw no surcharge. That's because I am not being charged this fee. It's not hidden. I then went to a merchant. The cost of my service was not more expensive because I paid with my debit card versus cash. They knew that with accepting plastic there came some costs. But the merchant liked the security and fast collection of payment that plastics offer. They hated check fraud.

      Running a card for payment through a "swiper" isn't free or magic. We take for granted all that goes on in that microsecond transaction.

      Let's not be so dramatic about capitalism here. Card payments are fast, safe, and secure. Merchants will end up losing business if they discriminate against card holders. They already mostly refuse checks as payments due to being burned by check fraud (just like us). So the answer is to make this a cash-only society? Seriously?

      Lobbyists have won the day and the consumer has lost.

    3. James A - Longdrycre says:

      New Deal Fascism 2. Arm the expects in fleecing the public and small institutions, and shakedown the larger ones. Full time employment for Democratic trial lawyers bar and career politicians.

    4. jill -Maine says:

      I can't say I was surprised that Snow and Collins joined in again to do the wrong thing for America. They can always be counted on to suck up to Obama. But Scott Brown was a shock. I thought he was more conservative. I for one am a Maine resident and I do not have a choice when I vote in Maine. All we have are big government liberals here and Maine is used to be a socialist state. I have been here since 1972 and this state never prospered even when others were. Just the same stupid governing year after year.

    5. George Colgrove says:

      This article does not address the need for the 1000's of new feds that will be needed to run this. When will this stop? I heard the other day that the government spending has exceeded $3 trillion! And we are only half way through the year! These guys have the gaul to attact wall street, when the federal government has done more economic harm in dollars then the combined effect of the failures the corporations have made. Who is there to control the feds?

      This congress and the president are doing more harm, short term and long term, than all terrorist attacts have done to this country since 911. Millions of Americans livelihood have been destroyed by past efforts and with all of this, there will be millions more.

    6. MICKEY PETTIT says:

      I would hope someone from Mass. will make sure Mr Brown get this Morning Bell. Mickey

    7. Ben Franklin, Indian says:

      I suspected Brown was going to be something of a loose cannon. What we need is a majority in the Senate. With that, the leadership can either "encourage" Mr. Brown to go along, or convince some Dems to make him irrelevant.

    8. Tenn Slim says:


      Add this to the Economic Fire. GNP decreases as the Gulf recovers. Inflation now is becoming more and more Stagflation, as the CPI drops. FCC is slowing but surely imposing Net Nuetraility Regs on the On Line community. EPA continues to impose, add new regs, and now is working diligently on the Logistics Transportation system via Diesel Maintenance Regs. FTC is burning midnite oil on how to affect and control the Food Process industry, hand in hand with FDA and USDA. The agencies are plowing new requlatory ground this summer, while the Mid West Swelters.


      Add the SEC fiasco and you have a burgeoning October Surprise, There are simply too many irons in the OBNA fire pit, to not expect otherwise.

      We Stand Warned, This same scenario played well in 2008.

      Watch Your Six.


      Semper Fi

      We WILL Prevail

    9. West Texan says:

      I'm not one for conspiracy theories, however, something has a noticeable stink. Of course, seeing Dodd and Frank's names attached is like looking a skunk in the eye. This bill sounds to be a hammer and sickle umbrella in true Soviet style. That's right, only elitist party members and their wealthy collaborators are to enjoy economic comforts and enrichment. Don't be surprised if they develop their own special currency with buying power different from that of the peasantry and working class. It's time to boot these socialist thugs out, to include Reid and Pelosi, and amend the constitution to forever block such attempts at subterfuge of our Republic and its federalist design.

    10. Jennifer, Fort Worth says:

      JE: Unless you're talking about gas stations and convenience stores, most retailers take checks and it is still a preferred method of payment.

      Jill – Scott Brown was a shock and will most likely pay dearly for that vote. What a disappointment. Maybe you can be the one in yuor state to make the difference in electing a conservative? Start hollerin' and be loud about it! You can help your state make that change. Scott Brown did it Mass., maybe you can, too. :-)

    11. Ben C. Ann Arbor, MI says:

      The Holland Michigan battery plant Obama is so proud of is owned by LG Chem Ltd – a South Korean chemistry company founded in 1947 and one of the world’s largest companies. Why are we now subsidizing foreign companies with our money? This is insane and has to stop.

    12. Ron Derry NH says:

      For socialism and Marxism to work the economic engines must be turned to government coffers first. Dodd and Blarney are two adept hustlers bent on designing the demise of the American system in exchange for one more hideous and contemptible that likens itself to a feudal system where all financial activity is directed through the LORDS in Washington.

      Fabian socialism is over it is now high time for lacing up the corset of a full blown economic strangulation and making the foundations of the system we all feared was coming. The days of the sneaking, creeping socialism are over and every law is now being set in place to underpin ALL monetary movement channeled through centralized government.

      We have been warned for years of the danger of too much Washington power; now they are doing what all greedy, self absorbed power hungry governments do; Grab more power! America is on the demise to a communist government, designed around Marxists ideals, sold as social cures to disguise the anti American intent. Every government made crisis will inevitably bring on more "cures".

      The shift of power from the people to the government has already occurred when they rammed through the phony health care cure…and nothing could stop them.

    13. toledofan says:

      I guess when you put everything into perspective, it spells a big disaster on the horizon; the deficeit hit another trillion dollars, the Bush tax cuts expire in less than six months, the healtcare bill is about to be implemented and now we are attempting to redecorate Wall St and the financial sector by the same people that got us into this mess in the first place. I think that every Democrat in Washington needs to be replaced. Also, Snowe, Collins and Brown need to be asked to join the dark side; all three are parhetic excuses for a Republican.

    14. Jane Merrell,, Paris says:

      Just as I thought, the average working person, will not gain one dime.

      There use to be a middle class of people. Now you are either in poverty or rich. I wish Obama had to live on a pension for just 2 months so he would know what its like

    15. Nora Hernandez, Texa says:

      The only job's this will create will be for the bureaucrats. Anything with Chris Dodd and Barney Frank's names on it should not have seen the light of day.


    16. Sandra Anderson, Gre says:

      Thank you for today's information. However, I would love your take on the latest news that no one seems to be covering. That is the funding for abortion in Pa. & New Mexico. Obama promised federal money wouldn't be used for it & here we go with another of his lies. Where is the outrage??? I for one am outraged that my money is going towards murdering babies.

    17. Mary, WI says:

      I waas also surprised at Scott Brown's decision to support this bill. This is just another slap to Americans and more degradation of the USA. WE are well on our way to becoming nothing more than a european nation.

      Congress and BO sure have created unrest and discontent among the majority of the American people. Let's make them pay the price at the polls this Nov.

    18. Warren Lyckman Hills says:

      When Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are involved in anything, look out, put a lock on your pocketbook. and pay everything you can with one thing that they have'nt been able to tax. Pocket book cash.

    19. Don, Texas says:

      So, what else is new? Just grab your hammer and syckle, roll up your sleevs, get up with the sun, work all day, go to bed with the sun,………………….and keep you mouth shut.

    20. SueD says:

      Passage of this or anything else by this House of Representatives is not a surprise. Scott Brown's vote is disappointing and disgusting and, hopefully, knocks him out of further attempts to climb up to a position anywhere near President. Who to vote for in 2012 remains the biggest concern. Savage Nation appears to be crucifying Newt and Sarah Palin and the beat will increase for the next three months. Only America and her citizens seems to lose. Americans voted for change, not government takeover and socialism/communism. Sad, very, very sad with little hope!

    21. Ed F Bias says:

      What I think is missing most the the "conversation" in Washington is that oversight is Congress's job. They failed in that role (likely due to lobbyists) and now they have written into law the obfuscation of their duty. The GOPs reaction "repeal" falls flat. They need to educate and inform.

      House and Senate committees are there to provide oversight by elected officials. Handing that power over to non-elected bureaucrats to remove themselves from blame and to remove the power from the American people, is unacceptable and must be stopped.

    22. Marie -New York says:

      I would like to see these politicians who act like they are God Almighty to come down off their Ivy Towers and for once listen to the people who support this country. They live in another world not the tax paying citizens world.

      I will bet if someone will take notice this coming year that the rate suicides will be on the increase. I for one feel like I am back in the time of WW2 except we had a lot of respect for our politicians and we had hope because we knew our enemy. I still love this/my country but I have lost ALL RESPECT for POLITICIANS. I will vote but hold my nose for each and everyone. You say there are decent men and woman there. I say I do not hear them. I hear no love for America coming out of Washington! GOD Help us All!!!!!

    23. LA says:

      Just another rung on the ladder up to the Democrat's "dictatorship."

    24. Timpclimber Provo, U says:

      The bill should be named the FrankenDodd monster!

    25. Scott Boise ID says:

      My banker told me the deck is already stacked – they are small and pay regulatory fees the big banks don't have to. Corporatism/Facisim/Welfarism – whatever – it's big Government in bed with big business for their gain at our expense.

      We are administering out country to death: from health care, to education to Government, to Insurance companies. These regulations exponentially grow the dead weight baggage of unnecessary bureaucrats – both public and private. These people do nothing to build value or quality of service. They just drive up costs and make us less competitive. This has got to be recognized, and the trend reversed.

    26. Linda Giles says:

      The only thing on my mind is 484 days to go before this nightmare is over !!!

    27. Rob, Seattle WA says:

      I am very disappointed in Senator Scott Brown. I supported his election in both time and money. Yesterday he voted for the financial reform bill. He has let the American people down. He presented himself as a great hope for conservatives, well we have been slapped in the face. Shame on you Senator Brown!

    28. Alton Drew, Atlanta, says:

      When President Obama vacated former President George Bush's policy of demonstrating market failure before implementing any new rules, license was given to the legislative and administrative branches to have at it with rules and statutes that do nothing to grow our economy.

      This law does not increase access to credit in the financial markets. Banks are sitting on cash and will not lend until they are comfortable with business models that are based on increase in consumer demand, capacity, and confidence.

      It has not been demonstrated that this law will increase consumer welfare by lowering the price consumers pay to borrow money. Costs for complying with new financial regulations will increase and be passed on to consumers.

      The new law will not help increase our national output. On the contrary, new capital requirements amount to state sanctioned hoarding, resulting in less money circulating in the system.

      Finally, this bill does nothing to change consumer mindsets toward investing. Consumers need to focus on increasing their levels of stock held in income generating assets.while increasing their own personal incomes. This is the best cushion against any future downturns.

      Alton Drew

    29. Richard Cancemi, Arl says:

      Nothing but disaster after disaster to America coming from a Socialist in the White House and the Socialists in command of Congress ramming legislature down our throats! Will we be able to rebuild America? November will tell us if we are on the road to reclaiming our Country.

      There is so much to do and to undo. We must take heart and do what we must if America is to survive and return to being the true Land of Freedom and Opportunity for all, free of Government control!

      The Political ruling Class mentality must be done away with, and all politicians must return to being servants of the people without aristocratic special privileges.

    30. Al Reasin, Conowingo says:

      The so-called Wall Street Reform bill still containes the Consumer Financial Protection Agency and when the bill went into conference it was in the bill for the agency to receive information about every check I write and every ATM use. This aspect of the bill had nothing to do with Wall Street excesses, but everything to do with my and all other citizens' privacy. And then there is the DISCLOSE Act which requires every organization, except unions and the NRA, to inform the federal government of their membership.

      Apparently the 14 Amendment's privacy provision does not include citizens

      privacy, just the privacy of choice.

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    32. KLIMAX Baltimore, Ma says:

      I'm sure that somewhere in those thousands of pages the house left Wall St. and the bankers some great loop holes they only have to find them !! I am also sure that the middle class will will be the only people who will lose anything be it money or the chance to survive this fiasco !!

    33. craig Sacramento says:

      Just another in the long long litany of Obaminations which are systematically destroying what was once the greatest nation on the planet which is now speeding toward the mediocre status of a third world socialist dictatorship! Last chance to turn things around is November!! Vote all of the Demonrats out or suffer the destructive consequences.

    34. Richard in Tigard, O says:

      I feel hurt, angry, and betrayed by our government officials as they march our nation closer to the cliff. We are on the verge of losing everything that our forefathers fought and died for, and I am heartsick. Over the past several months I have felt a growing resolve to make a difference in some small way, and so have decided that I will commit to the following.

      1. I will write letters to the editor and share my distrust for those who occupy congressional seats who are following the Obama plan.

      2. I will talk to my family, friends, and fellow employees and share my growing concerns about what I believe is wrong with our elected officials.

      3. I will encourage and financially support those men and women who are running for elected office that share my beliefs.

      4. I will encourage every citizen I know and meet to get out and vote.

      5. I will share information about the Heritage Foundation with everybody on my contact list so that they also can hear the truth.

      6. I will resolve to keep a light of freedom in my window each night until America finds her way.

      7. I will remember how I feel at this moment so I won't weaken in my resolve to make a difference.

      For many years I have seen an increased willingness on the part of voters to stay home and not participate in helping select those who would help us chart our nation's path. I believe it is not too late for us to reclaim America but I believe it is essential that we help every voter understand they do make a difference. I encourage you to determine specific steps that you will take to help change the makeup of our nation's elected officials.

    35. Richard - South Caro says:

      It's great to read all of these comments,but don't stop at posting the comments online. If you're not contacting your senators/representatives, YOU ARE WRONG! Let them know that you will not vote for them anymore until they start voting conservatively.

    36. Mike, North Carolina says:

      The Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill power-grab, and the way it was written and forced on all of us, the people, is so evidently enough for the benefit of such power and money-grabbing Statist politicians, and their lawyer and lobbyist Comrades, including Obama, at the expense of the people.

      Such Statists are again in both word and deed showing and proving how power and money-corrupt and greedy bullies and cowards are actually one and the same; how Statist/Orwellian "Big Brother" government is so subversive and destructive of the freedoms, resources, and security of the people, and how, despite all the misleading Statist and Leftist claims to the contrary throughout history to this day, they always take power and money at the expense of the people.

      In other words, in the Dodd-Frank power and money-grab, here comes another lesson in how to say "Hail Comrade!" in another "Progressive" step into yet another place and time when the people have to unfortunately pay dearly for even our bread, not to mention our clothing, shelter, and anything else, while those in government, and their cronies, get the power and money at the expense of the people, for not the first time in history.

      Barney Frank is seen and heard saying "Give us more power", and the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill power-grab is another example of how he and his arrogantly duplicitous, subversive, and hypocritical power and money-grabbing Statist Comrades are taking it…which is also showing and proving how "As government grows, liberty decreases" as Thomas Jefferson said…which means this another example of something we, the people, better see and non-violently act on to get both such Statists and career politicians out of power as soon as possible, or else it really is already too late!

    37. Scott Stevens says:

      How long must we wait before the impeachment of the President begins??

    38. Blair, Franconia, NH says:

      I'm going to be brief. What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. Why don't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy. What do you have when you have a lawyer up to his neck in sand? Not enough sand. How do you tell a

      dead skunk in the middle of the road from a dead lawyer in the middle of the road?

      There are skid marks by the skunk. A civics test the question is multiple choice: If you

      find twenty dollars, what would you do? Would you, a.) give it to an honest politician,

      b.), give it to an honest lawyer, or c.), keep it? The correct answer is c, keep it, because there's no such thing an honest politician or an honest lawyer. :)

    39. Bill Vickrey, Burlin says:

      I agree with George Colgrove. I think the public is ill informed about the cost there is to run each new federal program. Right now, we are on the this new Dodd-Frank monstrosity, the cost to run this is nothing compared to the cost to run Obamacare! The administrative costs may be more than the costs of some of these programs.

    40. Cliff, Massachusetts says:

      Our government is a reflection of our society. We have become a self-centered, cowardly, uncaring, ignorant mass more interested in American Idol and the Superbowl than political discourse. I've been railing against the system for forty years and now I have to witness the demise of a once great nation. We will not return from the brink. There are not enough people of courage left. We have become a whining, sniveling lot. All I ever hear is, Oh we can't do that, we might get hurt or we might get in trouble. Our forbears were not concerned about getting hurt or getting in trouble, they were concerned with standing up for what is right. Many years ago I made the decision not to have children because of what I thought was our impending fall. I wish I had been wrong.

    41. dkid says:


    42. ptsadad missouri says:

      Well all I can say is that we will take this country back in Nov. Some of the voters that voted the current administration into office are not happy and then there are the ones that think no matter what obama does he is going to pay all of their bills. No matter what your race, color, or creed, this man has hurt us and will continue to. He has no intention to bring people together and make this a great country. Please Vote in november with your heart and mind not that you want to make history cause it might just come back to haunt you.

    43. Liz USA says:

      I didn't think he signed the bill yet. Others are reporting he will sign it next week.

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    45. Clearhead says:

      It appears that "The Land Of The Free" is history. Pray that some of "The Braves" are still in our Homeland. IMpeachment IMportant IMmediately !!!!

      Let's hope ALL the IMbeciles go down together. God help us !!!

    46. Billie says:

      How is it stopped? why are these companies so willing to hold the hand of government and not have a conscience to see what they're doing to the American people? Deeply disappointed in the way this administration, big businesses and society as a whole, educated by government has chosen a lowly path to destruction. If a business can't run without sucking off the government they have no dignity to be in business.

    47. Jules says:

      It's time to start another repeal campaign as they are doing with the "Obamacare."

      The latest number of U.S. Reps that have signed this repeal is eight, bringing the total to 133. They only need support from 218 members for a majority and this discharge-petition process cannot be stopped or blocked by Pelosi.

      According to WorldNetDaily, the article was written by Bob Unruh.

      Find the article at: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=180069
      I too think it's time to start the impeachment process!

      Contact your congressmen and let's get it started.

    48. John Patrick Marston says:

      I have just received an email from Heritage Action America claiming to be a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation. They have indicated that there mission is to begin the process of gathering support to initiate the repeal of the Obama Heathcare plan.

      Can you validate that this organization is indeed affiliated with your organization.

      I would appreciate a timely response

      Thank you

      John Patrick M

    49. Ralph Bodie Liberty, says:

      Extremely disapointed with Scott Brown. Say what you mean, mean what you say, and vote that way. Unbelievable! If this represents the new Republican we are in trouble.

    50. Tetra Hydra MDI, Mai says:

      I too live in Maine, but I was born in Michigan and have been many places for extended periods of time. Maine may not be "Prosperous", but the small trades that we have here on the coast provide a good state economy boost for the fact that we have the best products, Maine is beautiful and not cheap, and everyone want's to have a place here. The major issues to me are how these bills put a stop to any one person from creating their own business, doing their own research, or just trying to survive. These "Politicians" with their hands in the cookie jar right along with major corporation CEO's who blatantly speak of making "Obscene Profits" on National Television think a person can just get up and get a job in one day, even without a college degree.

      I am a 22 year old white male whom was born in America by a family from a generation of Americans and American Founders. My family name is noted on many Plaques around the Mid-West and East. They were and always have been against slavery, racism, and mass demise brought to you not in part, but in whole by "Uncle Sam".

      I don't have the funding to go to college, I can't get much help for going to college. Everything I had, my house, my car, all were lost due to lack of work at the beginning of the so called "Crisis" on August 18th, 2008. I can do anything there is to do in the fields of technology, automotive maintenance and repair, landscaping, and a ton more but a job is just not happening.

      I love to work, educate myself, and help out others while sharing that good ol' American Spirit! with people but they make it so difficult for me. How am I suppose to help others when I can't help myself, nor can I receive any help for that which I seek? I just want a job, that's all there is to it. One chance is all I need, I know how to keep a job, I work my ass off and always research and learn about what it is I'm doing, making, or offering. I take pride in my work.

      Now how come so many slackers who don't want to do their jobs, show up late all the time or just don't show at all, leave early, screw things up, and still have a job? It doesn't make sense, and no person can tell me that work is out there, because I'm out there. At this point, if cross country travel is necessary, it will be done. Winter is coming and I will not starve nor be cold for I believe in Him, Jesus Christ, and in GODS NAME I TRUST!

    51. Michael Castillo, Ca says:

      I'm afraid that we have reached the same corssroad(s) of the past e.g. Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II.

      You only defeat evil by killing it.

      We need a Military General(s) to march on Washington and arrest all who have violated Our Constitution and reinstate the Power of Our Constitution…after all they have taken a Oath to defend Our Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.

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