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December 12, 2008

We Win! No Bailout!

Quote of the Day: “Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.” — Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

Subject: We win! No bailout!

Today is the 16th time since January, 2006 that a critical piece of legislation has gone our way in Congress. The good result today is that the automaker bailout has died in the Senate.

We’ve long argued that it’s possible to use the divisions between the parities, the chambers of Congress, and the branches of the government, to win major victories, just as the Founders intended!

This case is an example. The bailout passed in the House but failed in the Senate.

We think public opposition, including yours, was vital in this victory, especially with the Republicans, who may finally be remembering what it means to be a fiscal conservative. Now, if we could just get the Democrats to remember what it means to be a civil libertarian, we might really have something.

If we could get more Republicans to be real conservatives and more Democrats to be real liberals then we could swoop in with our huge army to resolve the difference in favor of the Constitution. Constant pressure can make these things happen.

What we need is to grow, grow, grow. And in a major way, we’re getting closer and closer to being able to do that.

We now have DC Downsizers who are willing to give us $75,109 (in combined Top Down and NEW Bottom Up pledges) if only we can raise an additional $13,891 in annualized monthly pledges from other Downsizers. And that mere $13,891 would cover our entire operating budget for 2009. You can help make this happen  . . .

* From the top-down, with a larger commitment, or . . .
* From the bottom-up, with a monthly pledge

To learn how you can participate, and perhaps get an “I Am Not Afraid” t-shirt, go here.

Congratulations on the latest victory, and thanks for being a part of the growing Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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