On November 5, 2009, we learned that Goldmann Sachs, Citibank, JP Morgan and other elite banks on Wall Street received hundreds – maybe thousands – of doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine before at risk groups like pregnant women, young children, school and hospital workers. After receiving billions in bailouts and bonuses (after running our economy into a ditch), these privileged executives scored a vaccine that is in short supply.
When kids contract H1N1, there’s a not-insignificant chance that they will die. When middle-aged executives contract the H1N1 flu, they get a little under the weather. You’ve got to be a real bastard to jump the line.
Rep. Minnick is probably the most conservative Democratic Congressman. And he’s not happy with the banksters.
Rep. King is from Long Island. He counts a lot of Wall Street workers as constituents. And he’s not happy with the banksters.
Rep. Shaddegg is a leader amongst Republicans. And he’s not happy with the banksters.
Rep. Defazio is consistently progressive in his politics and he’s seeing eye-to-eye with Blue Dogs, Republicans and virtually every other Representative I spoke with today. And he’s not happy with the banksters.
Rep. Bright is a business-friendly blue-dog Democrat through and through. And he’s not happy with the banksters.
When you’ve got conservative fire-breathers like John Shaddegg singing in harmony with Long Island Republicans like Peter King and red-state blue dogs like Bobby Bright and Walt Minnick… When liberal Democrats like Peter Defazio are humming along too… well… that doesn’t happen too often.
Maybe Wall Street’s act is finally starting to wear thin.