If you hear nothing but the first twenty-five words out of Rusty Triebert's mouth during the entire 2010 election cycle, you will at least understand how high the stakes are for the American people at this moment in our history. I know that someone in Richard Burr's office has the job of watching these videos. I hope they'll pass this one along to the Senator.
Rusty is the guy that Richard Burr was reassuring in the fall of 2008 that everything would be alright with his bank, while simultaneously sending his wife to raid the ATM. I can guarantee you that Rusty would have appreciated the heads up. When his bank learned that Rusty's mortgage lender was foreclosing on his house, they froze his account, leaving him with eight dollars and thirty two cents to his name. Spottily employed since the end of 2008, he'll be working for the US Census for the next eight weeks. After that, he'll rejoin the 15 percent of Burke County residents currently competing for scarce local work.
We need a Senator who will move -- with urgency -- to reform of our financial system. In this video and in policies released today, Cal Cunningham outlines the steps he'll take to bring oversight to the system and some semblance of sanity back to the way these institutions impact our lives.
Cal will be answering questions about his financial reform policies in a live-blog at DailyKos today at noon. Please join him there, recommend and leave your questions and comments.