Barney got it right with the public on financial reform published on September 21, 2010 in the Standard Times referred to the Financial Reform bill, crafted by Fourth District Congressman, Barney Frank as the most popular legislative achievement during the first two years of the Obama Presidency.
Well, perhaps the only reason the public has supported the financial reform bill more than they have the Wall Street bailout, the stimulus bill, and the health care bill so far is because they still don’t know what’s in it. It’s impossible to really know what it means yet because the Congress has surrendered all kinds of regulatory power to the executive branch, and they haven't written the new regulations yet.
So it was "a legislative achievement" as Spillane referred to it only because it has been so successful in hiding its true purpose which was simply to grab more power in the on going quest of turning our free market economy into a command and control economy with the command and control centered in Washington. Furthermore it was authored by the two characters, Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, who played a leading role in the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle that wasn’t even addressed in this bill.
The bill didn’t touch on those entities which were at the heart of our financial collapse and were expected to cost upwards of $400 billion, according to Sean Bielat at the time it was passed. Bielat is presently the Republican candidate attempting to defeat Frank in his re-election bid this November.”
In my opinion, the regulators and executive branch people were empowered by Frank and his friends in this bill to do whatever they wanted, including the showering of government benefits on financial firms who make the right political contributions.
Members of Congress have turned over law making or the writing of regulations for this bill __to the executive branch officials: Treasury Secretary and the Federal Reserve. And everybody says we’re going to end “to big to fail” No it’s just the opposite. The bill created a permanent new bailout authority that undermines our bankruptcy system and rule of law.
And the new bureau of Consumer Financial Protection is empowered to regulate the financial transactions of any business including motor cycle manufacturers, retailers, car dealers and even coffee shops.
Republican Bob Coker of Tennessee, a staunch opponent of the creation of a Consumer Agency, said at the time the position of consumer director would create an all too powerful czar.
In fact there are those that said Elizabeth Warren, whom Barney Frank recommended recently to become the new director, according to Spillane’s account, could become “the czar of czars”, and she won’t even be required to be confirmed by the Congress.
The Financial Reform Bill was written by leftists who clearly didn’t understand the importance that risk plays in the establishment of successful enterprises, the invention of products and services, and the efficiency of markets. Nor did they understand the importance that the profit incentive had on creating the greatest economic superpower the world has ever known.
And they certainly didn’t understand that it was none of their business how much talented business executives who were hired to make a profit by the owners of a business earn in terms of salary and bonus compensation.
But perhaps if Barney Frank had an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and had actually spent some time in the private sector the way his political opponent Sean Bielat has, he wouldn’t have drafted such a foolish and destructive piece of legislation, which is now the law of the land. By the way “reform”, is simply the new code word for “government takeover” of a particular segment of the economy or society, like “health care reform.”
The only “reform” I’m interested in at the moment, however, is the kind that will allow Republicans to “take over” the Congress on November 2, 2010. Massachusetts voters can help in this endeavor which will be attempted by angry and frightened voters all over the country on that historic day whose main reason for doing so will be to end the tyranny being imposed on the entire nation by the Obama administration and their Congressional allies, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Please vote for Sean Bielat as the next Congressman from the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District.
Sep 22, 2010
Today, Sean Bielat, candidate for Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District, released the details of a survey that shows support for Barney Frank in the district has dipped below 50% in the head-to-head contest with Bielat. According to the poll, Frank leads Bielat by just ten points, with 48% favoring Frank and 38% supporting Bielat. Those who are undecided make up 13% of the poll. Notably, Independents support Bielat over Frank by the wide margin of 51% to 34%.
"People are sick and tired of Washington and career politicians. That's why Barney Frank's poll numbers are dropping like a rock and why he's taking desperate measures like bringing in Bill Clinton to campaign for him," said Bielat responding to the poll results. "National support is snowballing and our campaign and supporters are more enthusiastic than ever. It shows what we've known all along: we are on track to replace an entrenched politician who's been part of the problem for years."
The survey, conducted for Bielat's campaign by the firm OnMessage, polled 400 likely voters in Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District after the September 14 primary election. The margin of error is +/-4.9%.
While Frank's support has dwindled overall, it is rapidly eroding with Independent voters. In a similar poll conducted in late July by OnMessage, Frank's overall support stood four points higher and he had a 44% to 37% advantage over Bielat with Independents. In less than two months, Frank's support from Independents has dramatically reversed.
With Congressional disapproval at an all-time high, and new reports swirling about Frank's involvement in the OneUnited Bank scandal, support for the perennial Congressman is expected to continue its downward slide.
Wes Anderson of OnMessage concludes in his polling memo, "With the proper funding and ability to compete with Frank for the last four weeks of the election, Massachusetts 4 could provide the upset story of the 2010 midterm elections."
Sep 18, 2010
Recently I stumbled upon a conservative radio talk show host from Houston, Texas named Michael Berry who was filling in for Mark Levin, who gave an excellent review of the first 20 months of the Obama administration. In case you're starting to think that many of the things that have transpired in Washington since the Democrats regained control of the Congress and the White House were simply part of a bad dream you were having, these two videos will dispel that notion quickly.
It is very easy to forget some of the strange anti/U.S behavior, statements, and policies that emanated from the enclaves of our government since the Obama "regime" began taking the whole country hostage in 2009 and actually before that when the Democrat Party took over the Congress and a raving lunatic from Massachusetts named Barney Frank (D) took over the House Financial Services Committee, and decided to give everybody a free house. We may need a reminder in light of the blatant denials, lies, and historical revisions that are now being made by Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barney Frank, and their allies in the mainstream media that are now working overtime with the November elections fast approaching and the Democrats in deep trouble.
So Mr Berry, who calls himself the "Czar of Texas Radio" has put together a wonderful compilation of events that are sure to jog our collective memories and send us out knocking on doors and up to the roof tops to proclaim boldly to all within listening distance the importance of voting against their Congressman (or woman) or Senator if they are Democrats and voting for their Republican opponents this November.
If you live in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District you have the opportunity to remove one of the members of Congress who is most responsible for the financial meltdown that occurred during the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac debacle and whose fingerprints are all over the present depression we are experiencing, by voting for his Republican opponent Sean Bielat (R) on November 2nd. If you live outside the district you might want to get involved anyway by sending a check to the Bielat Campaign.
We won't be able to vote Barack Obama out of office until 2012, but we can take control of the Congress out of the hands of the Democrat leadership that have supported his insane and extremely ill advised policies. The future of this great country could very well hang in the balance.
Sep 16, 2010
It’s time for all voters on Election Day to consider the ideology of a candidate when casting their vote. With a large independent constituency in Massachusetts for example, it’s not uncommon to hear a voter say "I vote for a candidate and not a political party." Well whoopy-do! That sure sounds nice doesn't it? In fact it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But what does it mean?
Does it mean that in the case of our representative in the Massachusetts Fourth Congressional District, Barney Frank, the voters have decided to ignore the fact he has been joined at the hip with the Obama Administration and their radical anti/U.S. agenda? Does it mean that they supported the effort to destroy the greatest health care system in the world? Does it mean that with so many Senior Citizens in his constituency depending on Medicare, they ignored the fact he was actively involved in efforts to reduce funding for medicare? Is that what it means?
Does it mean that they were in favor of granting terrorists who engaged in acts of war against the United States the same rights that a US citizen would get who committed a crime? Or that, like Barney and his friends, they were also in favor of allowing a suspected terrorist to be read his rights and be given an attorney before he had been interrogated fully?
Does it mean they fully supported the return of the era of big government and the administrations “achievement in running up taxpayer debt in the trillions of dollars? Does it mean they supported the expansion of the federal government’s control over home mortgages, investment banking, and autos and energy?
You may think that your interests are being protected by Barney Frank, but are they really? If he really cared about creating opportunities for his constituents to find the American Dream the way he has, he would only support taxation that funds the constitutional legitimate functions of the Federal Government and would oppose efforts to redistribute income.
Redistribution of income does not improve anyone’s standard of living; it only ensures that everyone lives in misery and poverty. It enslaves the poorer segments of the society to an entitlement style economy and sucks the life out of those who wish to use their God given talents to improve their living conditions for themselves and their families.
It’s time for Barney Frank to step aside and give someone else a chance to stop the ongoing dismantling of our capitalistic system and the annual spending sprees that even after all the Obama tax increases will create trillion-dollar deficits through 2020, which by that time will simply be unsustainable. Yes it’s time to give someone else a chance like Republican Sean Bielat, who believes that we cannot continue to spend more money than we take in and promises to vote to continue the tax cuts, and give additional tax relief to families. He also doesn’t believe Government spending can stimulate the economy. Only a revitalized economy caused by everyone working can do that.
But before that can happen we need to get rid of those who are standing in the way right here in Massachusetts which means you’re next Barney. And the way we do that is by voting for the person who was recently selected by Republican voters in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District Primary, Sean Bielat to restore fiscal sanity to Washington. Vote for Sean Bielat on November 2, 2010 and stop Obama and Barney Frank’s anti/US and pro/socialist agenda dead in its tracks.
Sep 15, 2010
It’s my fervent prayer that the voters of the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District will do their best for not only the best interests of this region but for the sake of the entire country to vote Barney Frank out of office in the November, 2010 elections. As someone who served my country for 26 years, I am not afraid to speak in its defense against those who are trying to transform the Country I love into a European style Socialist Regime where the government controls every aspect of our lives. I also resent the role my Congressional District is playing in leading us down the path of destruction by allowing Barney Frank to maintain his position of power and create financial chaos so that this present administration of thugs can swoop in and gain even more control over us and the entire nation. If you think this is extreme rhetoric, I encourage you to consider Barney’s words himself when he spoke of the government becoming the Landlord which is completely at odds with the Constitution’s provision for private property rights. Therefore it’s time for us to face up to the fact this congressional district is holding the entire country hostage and in many ways shares much of the blame for the present recession we’re in, which the former head of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, recently put squarely on the shoulders of those who created the Sub Prime Mortgage Fiasco, of which Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd were the primary architects, along with Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
In closing I just want to say: “Wake up people and save the country and future generations from the same depressing conditions that have overtaken Europe in the name of “fairness”, which simply means we’ll all have a chance to be miserable instead of free to be prosperous. However, those opportunities may soon be nonexistent for the majority of Americans if the present trend continues. Please don’t let that happen. Vote Barney Frank out of Office this November by voting Sean Bielat in and help set the entire Country Free from the tyranny he and his co-conspirators have planned for all of us now and in the future.
The Jazz Patriot congratulates Sean Bielat and his supporters for a hard fought victory yesterday over Earl Sholley.
I accept the fact that the voters have spoken although I am somewhat shocked as to how few Republican voters there actually were there. (19,504 - Republican and 50, 186 - Democrat) The Democrats received 72% of the total number of votes while the Republicans received only 28% and Barney Frank really didn't wage anything that even remotely resembled a campaign against Rachel Brown other than calling her a dining room table at a town meeting in Dartmouth MA last summer and having a closed debate on Franks turf in Newton, Ma in the final days of the campaign. His war chest is loaded with lots of cash from the banks that he deals with as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, so it’s obvious the Republicans have there work cut out for them here in the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District this November.
Bielat is sure to get plenty of financial assistance from all over the country as well as national media help, but there are just too many damn democrats who love Barney Frank in New Bedford and throughout the District as well.
The final vote tallies were as follows:
D Massachusetts House District 4 (208 of 208 precincts reporting) 100%
Barney Frank 39, 911 (80%) winner
Rachel Brown 10, 275 (20%)
R Massachusetts House District 4 (208 of 208 precincts reporting ) 100%
Sean Bielat 11, 693 (60%) winner
Earl Sholley 7, 811 (40%)
I am urging all Sholley supporters to lick their wounds and get over it, which is the advice I'm giving myself as well. Assist the Bielat campaign anyway you can and make sure that the Republican Party saves the country from further disaster this November by retaking control of the Congress. We can't assume that the other states will be able to do the job without help from Massachusetts.
The Jazz Patriot will continue to fight for the advancement of Conservatism, including Social Conservatism in Massachusetts and beyond and will continue to expose liberalism, corruption, and media bias wherever it is found, however for the moment the focus will be on removing the big fish from the sea, Barney Frank and preventing the Obama administration from doing further damage to the country by continuing with it’s anti-US agenda
Sep 13, 2010
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Sep 4, 2010
Earl Sholley demonstrates in the following message that he understands the values and work ethic that helped make America great as well as lead to the creation of a prosperous life style for so many American workers and their families. He also understands that those values are now under assault by the Obama administration and Barney Frank, but believes it is not too late to begin turning things around. Vote for Earl Sholley for Congress from the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District in the September 14th Republican Primary Election and take the first step towards removing Barney Frank from office and stopping President Obama's socialist anti/jobs agenda that is intentionally destroying our free market capitalistic system dead in it's tracks.
Sholley for Congress
For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010
Labor Day is September 6th. It began as a celebration of the labor movement in America, and then was voted as a National Holiday in honor of workers by Congress on June 28, 1894. Now it's just another holiday celebrating the end of summer.
In the early days, America's labor force enabled this country's citizens to achieve the highest standards of living and to produce the greatest production of goods and services the world has ever known. Within 200 years, America's labor force had created something here in America, that Europeans weren't able to enjoy- the American Dream. Great American presidents knew that free markets and capitalism worked best when government stayed out of the way.
Today, thanks to Mr. Obama and members of Congress like Barney Frank, our free market system is dying. Burdened with high taxation and suffocating regulation, our successful capitalist model is purposely being destroyed by the Obama administration with the help of Congressmen like Barney Frank through the systematic elimination of the traditional ideals of individualism, hard work, opportunity and success.
Today, Congressmen like Barney Frank see the laborer not as an individual with hopes and dreams for a better life for himself and his children, but as a vote in exchange for empty promises that will keep him employed on the taxpayers' dime. Mr. Obama and socialist cronies like Barney Frank offer collectivism in place of individualism, and socialism in place of capitalism. The American worker deserves better than this, and if you send me to Congress, I pledge that I will fight for smaller government by putting forth initiatives to cut the chains that shackle the backbone of our American economy- small businesses. I will work for smaller, more efficient government by offering legislation to cut, not trim, useless and redundant departments and programs, and I won't give in to the go-along-to-get-along mentality we've seen so much of from progressive Republicans in Congress. Go to my website at http://sholleyforcongress.us and read my Pledge to the People. Those who know me, know my word is my bond.
The party's over for career politicians, and it's time to put our financial house in order so that the American people can be proud once again to lead the world in standards of living and production of goods and services. The American work ethic is not dead; it's just been beaten up by bureaucrats like Barney Frank.
It is appropriate, therefore, that we pay tribute on Labor Day, not to the labor unions or to the labor bosses, but to the people who have made this nation great- the American worker.
The Effectiveness of the Amber Alert System.
Sholley For Congress
For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010
"Amber's Story" which ran on Lifetime on Thursday evening is a tragic one. Amber Hagerman was 9 years old when she was abducted and later found murdered in Arlington Texas in 1996. The "Amber Alert" Law is a government-run tracking system named after Amber Hagerman that targets child kidnappers, molesters, and pornographers, and provides matching grants to states and communities for equipment and training for the network which distributes information about kidnapped children and their abductors quickly, through radio and television broadcasts and electronic highway signs.
"Amber Alert" is responsible for the safe return of thirteen children in Massachusetts alone. Our children are our future, and our duty as citizens and elected representatives, is to put into place legislation that aids in keeping them safe.
Barney Frank voted against the "Amber Alert" Bill on April 10, 2003. He was not only the only member of the Massachusetts Delegation to do so, but he was only one of 25 congressmen out of 435 to vote against it. The vote was 400-25 in the House, and 98-0 in the Senate. He said at the time, that he voted against it because of Republican amendments to the bill.
He said that he couldn't support such stringent proposals from Republicans because "the penalties were too severe for child pornographers and pedophiles." Too severe!
Barney Frank has a history of voting against the values and priorities of the people in the 4th Congressional District, and he's severely out of touch with family values by voting in a way that would put all of our children at risk.
I can promise the citizens of the Massachusetts 4th Congressional District, that, if elected, I will work toward protecting the most vulnerable citizens of the Commonwealth - our children.
Republican Congressional Candidate
MA 4th Congressional District
Sep 1, 2010
This telegram was sent to the White House August 30, 2010.
Dear Mr. President,
I trust that you and your family had an enjoyable vacation in the historic state of Massachusetts. I wish to congratulate you on winning the first of three wars that your administration is fighting. You have won your bureaucratic and regulatory war against the family fisherman. Some have already been forced out of business, and unrealistic catch limits will sink many more.
I recommend a truce, the immediate dismissal of the environmental extremist Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, a seat at the table and recognition of the expertise of the fisherman, and returning our great country to limited government where we reward hard work and success rather than warring against it.
Save the Family Fisherman, Earl H. Sholley, Republican, Candidate for US Representative, 4th District, MA
Sholley For Congress
For Immediate Release
August 26, 2010
Under the direction of Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former board member of the Environmental Defense Fund, now the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Obama Administration (NOAA), the New Bedford fishing industry is on the verge of being destroyed. The Obama/Lubchenco "Fish Tale" is stinking up the industry, and as usual, the fish rots from the head down. While the industry is sinking, this administration is saying "Let them eat fish."
Already suffering from catch limits, high taxes and high insurance premiums, middle class family fishermen in the 4th Congressional District are struggling to earn a living here because of the Obama administration's oppressive and unprecedented intrusion into their livelihood. Now NOAA wants to put a moratorium on lobstering. These new fishing regulations fly in the face of traditional American work ethics that include self-reliance, independence and opportunity which all lead to prosperity.
I warned of the death blow aimed at our fishing industry when Lubchenco was confirmed by the Senate in March of 2009. Her "spatial planning techniques", including smaller allocations, big-brother reporting, electronic tracking, and putting government observers on board fishing vessels, will devastate struggling family fishermen. The only beneficiaries of these misguided policies will be large foreign and domestic corporations.
With a $4 billion budget and 12,800 government employees, Lubchenco's interests, which mirror Obama's, lie in consolidating our fishing industry under the management system of "catch shares" - the buying, selling or trading for catching rights, or "catch credits". Unsurprisingly, this is the same type of system that's used in the Democrats' Cap & Trade scheme. They're both scams intended to enhance government revenues and exert more government control. This is just plain un-American!
Lubchenco is leading the direction of commerce on our waters by regulating the fishing industry through her tunnel vision of environmentalism. Her vision for the future? A more "consolidated" fishing fleet managed by the government with oceans that are more "ecologically diverse... and more reflective of society's values". In other words, social engineering... for fish, at the expense of an industry which has been the life blood for family fishermen for hundreds of years.
Fishing is a billion dollar industry in New Bedford. New Bedford also has one of the highest unemployment rates in New England. This administration's oppressive-style intrusion is going to turn New Bedford into a ghost town if the people don't take back control of their own government and this great country.
Fishermen across the region are holding a boat protest just outside Vineyard Haven harbor today because they're rightly angered by the fact that they don't even have a seat at the table for deciding their own industry's interests. Their voices must be heard.
This is just more evidence that the current administration and Congress are out of touch with the average working man. Barney Frank, cheerleader for bigger government, talks a good game when it comes to helping fishermen, but actions speak louder than words. Family fishermen need action now!
I have been a strong advocate for family fishermen and have spoken out on this vital issue many times. The first maxim of law is that it should do no harm. We don't need or want incompetent bureaucrats or government-sponsored corporations running the fishing industry.
Save the Family Fishermen!
Republican Candidate for MA 4th Congressional District
Additionally Earl wrote an op ed piece that appeared in the New Bedford Standard Times on Aug 31, 2010 entitled "NOAA's Message: "Let them eat fish" where you are free to leave a comment