My Fellow Americans, Congress has once again let us down by not passing the bank reform bill. No surprises there. Haven't I been telling you all along that Congress is so heavily influenced by Wall Street that they would be incapable of standing up against the banks and legislating in our favor?
THIS IS WHY WE MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY and stop expecting politicians to do what is necessary for us. OUR PLAN CANNOT FAIL if we act together. Money - OUR MONEY - is our only voice against Wall Street. Money is the only language those people understand. Therefore we must take our money away from the banks until they VOLUNTARILY change the criminal policies that caused our economy to tank. Because of PROC-7 they now know what they can do to win our confidence back. If they fail because of their own greed and stubbornness, then they fail. Boo hoo.
As a result of Congress stalling its bank reform bill (which is rather tame compared to the bill I would have written), the banks will still continue with "business as usual." Congress COULD have imposed a stop-gap measure that would have restricted banks from engaging in their riskiest behaviors until they could work out the finer points, but they didn't. The House and Senate have failed us once again. And the banks remain untouched, still able to continue poisoning our economy with bad deals, and still able to rape our pocketbooks for as long as it takes Congress to get over itself and get the job done. I don't see that day coming any time soon.
With each passing day the bank CEO's will get richer and We, the bank's customers, will get poorer. Let's show Congress how useless they are to us, and how real Americans get things done. Let's show the banks and Congress that WE MEAN BUSINESS. It's OUR money and we demand the banks use it in accordance with OUR rules, not theirs.
Now get out there and yank your funds from Bank of America. And don't forget the Proclamation...
For far too long we Americans have been too complacent in allowing the banking and credit card industries to walk all over us. We have handed over our power to these corporations assuming they knew how best to handle our money. Instead, they have developed systems to use our money against us and turned the relationship around, making us feel powerless while they capitalize on our hard work. Well, that's about to end. The time has come that we reclaim our power - restore the balance of our relationship with the banks to its proper state. It is time we remind the banks where the power lies and where the seed money for all of their loans and investments comes from: us.
I'm just an average Joe with an average job and a below-average income who has finally taken enough abuse from the banking and credit card industries and is ready to put together a coalition of angry, torch-and-club-wielding Americans to strike back and do what it takes to restore the proper balance between the financial industries and the public. Together we can do it!
If you are tired of Bank of America's treatment of you as a customer - the abusive fees, their con games designed to generate those fees, the abuse from the customer service division, unwarranted credit card interest rate hikes, the redistribution of your income to generate enormous wealth for a select few bank executives, and the overall lack of gratitude shown you for depositing your money into their vaults, then NOW is the time to show Bank of America (and the other big banks) who's REALLY in charge. They ain't got nothin' if they ain't got our money.