Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rehberg rant

Posted on Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Once again, by voting against the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, Rep. Denny Rehberg has shown that his true loyalty lies with the Wall Street banking interests and his Republican cohorts and not with the people of Montana.

The act is intended to restore some popular controls and protections against the large financial institutions that would bleed us dry. Rehberg has consistently voted against the administration’s efforts to curtail this economic imbroglio bequeathed by the Bush administration in order to engage in partisan politics and protect those powerful financial interests with which he is allied. In his 10 years in Congress, Rehberg has failed to sponsor any significant legislation to stabilize and improve this country’s economy. He fills a seat that could generate some creative proposals to rectify the social and economic inequalities that exist in this country and that could benefit the people of Montana. But he gladhands unsuspecting Montanans who fail to call him to account for his passivity.

It’s time Denny Rehberg stepped—or is tossed—aside and allows Montana to be represented by someone who really cares.

John Shellenberger


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