Senator Dodd has been on the forefront of championing privacy rights when it comes to to the FISA act that authorized warantless wiretaps and will provide telecom companies complicit in the crimes with immunity.
The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons.
I have decided to place a "hold" on the latest FISA bill that would have included amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by illegally providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization.
Buried in his housing bailout bill are provisions that will require online payment services like Google Checkout, Paypal, ebay, and Amazon, including all major credit card companies like Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express to "to track, aggregate, and report information on nearly every electronic transaction to the federal government."
So unless you enjoy having the IRS know everything you purchase, you need to pick up the phone and call 1-866-928-3035 and let your Senators know they need to vote NO on the FHA Housing Stabilization and Homeownership Retention Act of 2008.