Still Hold A Grudge Against Geithner? Here's Your Last Opportunity To Piss Him Off Royally Before He Starts Taking Paychecks From Goldman.
Rarely are we so lucky as to ascertain what our enemy fears most. Geithner opens his heart of darkness, and we now know how to make him very, very angry, and more than a little bit frightened.
This is really getting good. I have a ton to throw at you in this post, so it'll be easiest to consume as links. First some background.
Elizabeth Warren is the literal inspiration for the CFPA (Consumer Financial Protection Agency), or as it is now called the CFPB (bureau replaces agency in the acronym). The entire idea came from an op-ed she wrote to the WSJ back in 2007. She has been fighting tirelessly on its behalf since that day. Wall Street and the banking industry are scared to death that she will be named chief enforcer. Tim Geithner and Larry Summers are owned by the banks and so they are fighting her nomination.
Now the good news. The pushback from advocay groups and voters has been off the charts. Pundits, members of Congress and academia are all coming to Warren's defense and demanding that Obama appoint her as soon as possible.
"Make them vote against this hard-as-nails woman from Oklahoma who grew up poor, and who's tough on big banks," the advocate noted. "Force the vote."
There are 2 petitions up and flying (not just running) as we speak. The first originally had a goal of 100,000 total signatures by July 20 (started on July 16). And they passed that number after 2 days. So the goal has changed to 150,000, and that looks as though it will be passed this afternoon. And these signatures are being delivered directly to the White House and Obama.
Tell Obama to appoint Elizabeth Warren
Now please sign the 2nd petition:
Forget what Geithner thinks -- We want Elizabeth Warren to police Wall Street!
Please sign both petitions and pass this story on to friends. This is perhaps your last and best opportunity to make a real difference in the life of Treasury Secretary Geithner. After the November elections, his paychecks will likely be coming from Goldman Sachs, so this is your chance to put Warren in charge of the CFPB, and make Turbo's post-government stroll through investment banking not as pleasant as he hopes.
Do this. Then pass it on. Share it with anyone who cares. Try to get your sheeple, clueless coworkers to sign. Tell them it's a petition for 24-hour broadcasting of every season of American Idol.