Barack Obama is proving himself a typical lying sack of shit politician that will say anything to get votes and then break promises once elected by backtracking on Gene Taylor’s multi-peril insurance bill. Playing the candidates off each other, our good friend and occasional contributor Steve was instrumental in getting that email from Hillary in support of Gene Taylor’s Multiperil insurance bill in the process landing in the AP report after he confronted former Prez Bill Clinton during his March 2008 campaign visit to the coast.
There was another news report published the day after Mr Bills visit by Anita Lee at the Sun Herald who interviewed Obama when he was in Mississippi campaigning. Lets go back in time to that old story and see if you don’t agree with me that Obama has hoodwinked us all and in the process revealed himself as a common politician more in love with Wall Street ca$h and the crooks at AIG than the little people who elected him. There is no link to this article but it is reprinted here with the permission of Ms Lee and the Sun Herald (who have our thanks for sharing this with us):
March 9, 2008 Sunday
Candidates have recovery plans;
Insurance, FEMA among issues addressed
ANITA LEE, [email protected]
SECTION: A; Pg. 10
Republican nominee John McCain is the only candidate who has visited the Mississippi Coast since Hurricane Katrina, but the Democratic contenders have turned their attention here in preparation for a competitive primary on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama previously offered passing references to the devastation in Mississippi as they outlined recovery plans for the New Orleans area, although Bill Clinton has visited and raised funds for the Coast. Both Clintons were campaigning in Mississippi at week’s end, with Obama planing a visit Monday. Neither scheduled stops on the Coast, but Bill Clinton did visit once again on Saturday.
Hillary Clinton on Friday sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn., that endorsed adding wind insurance to the National Flood Insurance Program. It’s the issue uppermost on the mind of U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor , a Democrat from Bay St. Louis who holds great sway with his constituents.
The federal flood insurance bill Taylor sponsored and helped pass in the House was stripped of its wind provision in Dodd’s Senate committee. Taylor recently met with Dodd and is lobbying other Senators to reinstate wind coverage in the flood bill.
While Obama supports the concept of wind insurance through the flood program, he said in an interview with the Sun Herald that he would need to be convinced any legislation encourages responsible development and protects homeowners.
McCain sees the solution in the private market, through broader pooling of risks and a prohibition against insurance companies “cherry picking” individual states.
Taylor plans to let his constituents know where the candidates stand on multiple-peril insurance.
“I’ve made it real clear I wanted to see who would stick their necks out for South Mississippi on this issue,” Taylor said Friday. “This really is a people vs. the lobbyists issue. I would certainly remind people, at every instance, who is helping them and who isn’t.”
Clinton and Obama also are pushing their own insurance measures. Obama wants a federal backstop for catastrophes that the insurance industry would fund through premiums collected. Clinton helped introduce the Homeowners Defense Act, which would allow coastal states to pool risk and provide federal loans to states after catastrophes.
As they campaign, both Clinton and Obama talk about the need to improve FEMA’s disaster response. Both are suggesting structural changes in the agency. McCain wants to see an official, coordinated disaster response from the business community. He said Wal-Mart and other businesses have the infrastructure to respond, as they proved in Katrina, which would alleviate a bloated bureaucracy.
Clinton said on a campaign stop Friday, “We do not yet have the level of response and urgency that a national disaster, which turned into a national disgrace, deserves.”
Obama told the Sun Herald he supports the extension of tax credits beyond 2010 to help the Gulf region recover from Katrina. “I know that entire communities in Mississippi were wiped off the map,” he said, “and to some degree, many of these communities had so little to begin with that recovery efforts are very difficult.”