Because www.house.gov is slammed. Â Here’s what I got when I tried to use their site to send my Congressman a thank you for voting against the bailout rescue savior of the economy.
Messaging ServiceÂ Unavailable
The House of Representatives is currently experiencing an extraordinarily high amount of email traffic. The Write Your Representative function is therefore intermittantly available. While we realize communicating to your Members of Congress is critical, we suggest attempting to do so at a later time, when demand is not so high. System engineers are working to resolve this issue and we appreciate your patience.
I’m sure it’s just a few computer savvy Ron Paul supporters who are causing all the problems.
Bailouts and continued printing of money means your currency is devalued, prices go up, and you are effectively taxed to fund these bailouts.
The Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve have no powers to spend money according to the Constitution.
These actions only delay the inevitable. Â The market will eventually correct this. Â As someone pointed out on Twitter last night, it’s only a question of how high up the cliff we want to climb before we jump get thrown off.
By choosing Joe Biden as their vice presidential candidate, the Democrats have selected a politician with a mixed record on technology who has spent most of his Senate career allied with the FBI and copyright holders, who ranks toward the bottom of CNET’s Technology Voters’ Guide, and whose anti-privacy legislation was actually responsible for the creation of PGP.
Well, at least we know who to thank for PGP.Â What would we do without Biden and those internets Al Gore invented?
Check out this Voter’s Guide to see how the other candidates rank on technology.Â Some of note:
He’s outspoken, he says crazy things, and he loves attention.
It is inevitable that Biden will soon say something controversial that draws the whole of the media’s attention.Â What a great way to create a diversion for a candidate at the top of the ticket who says a whole lot of, well…nothing.
Just because Bush’s Presidency is almost over doesn’t mean that strategery is dead.
Maybe McCain will pick Ron Paul as his VP.Â That would be even more ironic.Â How funny would it be to see Paul refuse to endorese McCain, even though he’s on the ticket?
Despite the long-term damage to the economy inflicted by the governmentâ€™s interference in the housing market, the governmentâ€™s policy of diverting capital to other uses creates a short-term boom in housing. Like all artificially-created bubbles, the boom in housing prices cannot last forever. When housing prices fall, homeowners will experience difficulty as their equity is wiped out. Furthermore, the holders of the mortgage debt will also have a loss. These losses will be greater than they would have otherwise been had government policy not actively encouraged over-investment in housing.
Of course, he said this in 2003.Â The guy really is a kook, huh?
You know what? I’ll admit that I’ve been a little disheartened that I contributed to Ron Paul’s campaign and haven’t seen much come of it recently, at least until he announced his new organization (let’s call it what it is–a PAC) to campaign for liberty.
At the very least, my part in Paulâ€™s online contributions helped to show that some of us will put our money where mouths are.
It’s weird, but that simple statement makes me feel a lot better about my contribution. Yeah, I bitch and moan a lot about the way things are and the way they should be, but at least this time–for the first time–I tried to do something about it other than wait until the general election to cast my protest vote for a guy who has no chance. Sure, I’ll be doing the same thing again this year, I just haven’t decided whichguywith nochance I’ll be voting for.
More importantly, this year I was motivated to do something about it. This year there was someone worth contributing to. There was a message worth getting behind.
I’ll give you a second to make your “he was never really in it was he?” joke here and chuckle.
He’s launching a new project called Campaign for Liberty to keep the rEVOLution going. The site says it’s still in beta–I guess that’s why you have to scroll all the way to the bottom to find the “subscribe to rss” in small print. The “donate” section is working conspicuously well though. Hmmm…
Anyway, check it out. He’s got a message there about his exit suspension from the race and info on what his delegates will be up to at the Republican convention.