Friday, February 5, 2010

Al Franken Rips David Axelrod a New One, Tells Foreign Interest Money to Beat It

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Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down
And dug for him a shallow grave, and laid his body down
Half a mile from Tucson, by the morning light
One man gone and another to go
My old buddy you're moving much too slow...

Sen. Al Franken Rips David Axelrod a New One, Tells Foreign Interest Money to Beat It

Washington – As yours truly has said before, we need MORE Deadheads in the Senate.

In less than one year, not only has Sen. Al Franken introduced legislation that aims to keep foreign interests out of elections, he has also demonstrated to the otherwise cahones-free Democratic Senate how to rip Obama's pit bull, David Axelrod, a new one for the administration’s complete and utter “failure to provide clarity or direction on health care and the other big bills it wants Congress to enact.”

Although Al inexcusably voted for the dreadful Democratic sponsored insurance giveaway Senate HCR bill that is designed to to put middle class Americans in the poor house while a few very fat, medical industrial complex executives and teat feeders explode at the trough, his targeted criticism at Axelrod over Obama's overwhelming inability to provide any real leadership (other than muttering his used car sales manager mantra of “finish the job” and “let's get the job done”) was said to be the source of his justifiable irritation:

In his public session with the senators Wednesday, Obama urged them to “finish the job” on health care but did not lay out a path for doing so. That uncertainty appeared to trigger Franken’s anger, and the sources in the room said he laid out his concerns much more directly than any senator did in the earlier public session.”

For those non-self loathing Democratic senators who know that the Senate HCR bill is worse than doing nothing, it's not like Obama ever put Single Payer on the table in the first place, either. Yes, it would be better if Franken along with the rest of the Democrats voted “nay” on this middle class butchery bill, but where was Obama, Axelrod and Rahm at the beginning to force Medicare for All or bust?

Al Franken is indeed on a roll, and his recent legislation to stop “foreign interests” (foreign interests = an assortment of lobbyists, charlatans and poseurs, venture capitalists, trade groups and other shadowy “businessmen”) from buying out our politicians (thanks a lot, Hillary, and Bill, too - but it's time now for your apology to America and commitment to reform your job brokering ways) is of crucial importance to US citizens who are now standing up to the wholesale sell out of our infrastructures and white collar jobs to third world leeches over the past twenty years under disastrous work and student visa programs. Franken's legislation is proof-positive that if Obama, who campaigned against outsourcing doesn't care about American jobs going to cheap foreign imports, a certain Senator from Minnesota gets it. (h/t Rob Oak at No Slaves.)

Of particular concern are shameless American lobbyists who are hired by IT firms in the United States to launch pro-US job outsourcing propaganda campaigns against the alarming number of unemployed, educated Americans who need jobs. Of crucial note is that despite our alarming unemployment levels, shameless foreign firms and visa holders want to take American jobs in the huge, “untapped” U.S. IT health care market that LWOH has reported here and here and here here. This must-read article boldly highlights how a few of these lobbyists must still believe Americans will fall for their attempt “to portray sensitive issues in a high-stakes market in a kinder light” and trust there must still be plenty of politicians to buy off:

The U.S, along with Europe, accounts for about 80 percent of Indian software exports and Indian companies are keen to avoid any disruption to their fragile recovery. Company such as Wipro, that earlier preferred industry lobby National Association of Software Services Companies (Nasscom) to do lobbying for them are now single-handedly toying with the practice. By getting public policy experts on their payroll, these companies are attempting to portray sensitive issues in a high-stakes market in a kinder light. Indian IT frims think that these efforts will help them to break into the largely untapped U.S. healthcare market worth over $20 billion. Apart from Wipro, Patni and TCS have also engaged different lobbying firms for their time-bound and specific needs, though Nasscom continues to lobby on behalf of the industry. Barbour Griffith & Rogers (BGR), The Cohen Group and Hill & Knowlton are among the top lobbying firms roped in by the likes of TCS, HCL and Patni Computer Systems to reach out to lawmakers.”

Got that? These foreign interests above STILL are attempting to “reach out to lawmakers” with their checkbooks to steal our jobs, but finally, so are American citizens reaching out to lawmakers with their votes.

LWOH readers are definitely encouraged to send Al Franken a tasty box of chocolates and a thank you note for having a pair to stand up  to these sociopaths and Obama's bag boys who would facilitate the wholesale sell out our jobs.

Happy Friday, Loserettes!


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