Wall Street has crashed our economy and they and their 1% allies and cronies have left the 99% with the bill. Despite the growing voice of people standing up and fighting back, they still think they can ignore us. But no longer. We're setting up pen pals with the 1% so they can hear exactly what we think about how their greed has triumphed over our need. Write your message to the 1% and we'll send it to Wall Street bankers and post it to a public blog.
It's our moment. Seize it!
Bank of America closed my checking accting because I became unemployed and had an over draft- why? because they bounched my accounts several time when I had about 70,000 in my account and money a CD – 1000’s of dollars vanished from my accunt Bank of america only gave me the run around
Just sit and think about that for a bit and realize that YOU are the few/one and WE are the many…
In the 90s they even lobbied for deregulation and were awarded such priveleges by the U.S. Government.
But when these same people and institutions became embroiled in a huge serious financial crisis they turned to a socialistic solution and approach. They eagerly accepted the enormous aid by the taxpayers with the authority of the U.S. Government under the then Bush administration. Thus they gladly and willingly took the bailout money and used a socialistic solution to an ugly problem that they created by their unethical attitude and disregard for the American people.
Now that the American people and taxpayers are experiencing a huge financial crisis these same institutions and bankers and investors and insurance giants refuse to extend any help.
These same ungrateful people are upset at the protests and the demand by the vast majority of Americans for intense government regulations and socialized health system.
I have not mentioned yet that when these criminal people accepted the bailout money they helped themselves illegally to it for their private gain when the money was completely meant for the economy not bonuses.
Now they wonder why such a vast majority of Americans not longer have any credibilty in them.
Bearing in mind that there are always two sides to every story, I am tired of hearing your side of the story and watching the statistics and reports about your lack of humanness. I am tired of feeling like I am always at the bottom of your pyramid rolling bricks for some unknown reason so that you feel entitled. I am doing my level best as a social worker to clean up your messes because that is what I do best: sweep your floors and eat it with the rest of everyone else who failed to make the mark of the 1%. You need us to fail, to grovel at the bottom, and you need us to remind you why you don’t want to become what you think we all are. Well, look again. And “we the people” belongs to a concept bigger than the founding fathers knew when they wrote it: this is a sink or swim world we are all in and without us working for you, you are nothing. I worked as a low paying social worker because I believed in offering the best possible services to folks least able to afford it. I taught people on medicaid for years and years to believe in themselves and to use this money and service to get up and go. I then took a lower paying job as an aid assisting teachers in schools when corporate America decided Community mental health was lame and introduced HMO’s, PPO’s, and other private company brainsets. As an aid, I can accomplish again what was banished: a long term solution to helping children feel hope and success. I can be with them long term. So if you privatize education, I will have to work for nothing, won’t I? Did you kill my spirit? No. I am simply a step away from the proverbial foreclosure, the proverbial bit of belonging to a tent camp somewhere, and a paycheck away from dire straits. Think about what you do everyday to feel good about YOURSELVES. To know that you will leave this earth making a difference in the lives of others. Can you?
Did you ever hear of the French Revolution? The people were starving, and the aristocrats did nothing. The next time the economy tanks and the banks require bailing out, the people will stop being nice to you thieves. Just keep doing what you’re doing.