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    The Honorable Joe Biden
    201 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    RE: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005

    Dear Senator,
    I heard you on the Diane Rehm Show February 25.  During that program, you said many things that left me thinking that, indeed, you may be worth considering as a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party in 2008.  After reading about your votes on the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and several amendments, my mind is definitely made up. You will never receive my support in any election.

    The fact that MBNA, the largest contributor to the Republican Party, is headquartered in your state does not escape me, or any thinking person in the nation.  How curious that legislation ostensibly designed to prevent bankruptcy abuse would target only individuals and ignore the huge abuses by corporations and businesses.  In this age of Enron and WorldCom-like debacles, we can only surmise that the real priorities of the current Administration and the Senate are to squeeze the last cent out the pockets of working-class people to the benefit of the moneyed interests in Washington and around the World.

    That you would vote against the Kennedy amendment protecting consumers from losing their homes from medical debt, or when they are financially disabled from serious medical problems is astonishing.  A brief examination of current events reveals that we are facing a real crisis in healthcare.  Forget Social Security, Medicaid and the vast and growing numbers of uninsured are the real problem that will destabilize our economy and shipwreck future budgets.  Instead of protecting predatory plutocrats, perhaps you and your colleagues could put some effort into solving this problem.

    I could go on with more examples of how your votes on this bill are contrary to the principles of the Democratic Party and simple human decency; however, I think I will close by saying that I am deeply disappointed by your showing in this legislation.  It has cost you any support that you would have otherwise had in national politics from me.

    Regards,

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    "It's been headed this way since the World began, when a vicious creature made the jump from Monkey to Man."--Elvis Costello

    by BigOkie on Sun Mar 06, 2005 at 07:13:59 AM PST

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