It is OBSCENE that these big, major banks, whose asses WE pulled out of fire - and certain death - are not getting up off the money they have!! They're posting all of these profits and giving out all of these big bonuses ... and people are literally losing their homes, their lives, their livelihoods - not to mention the fact that it is because of their unwillingness to lend their/our money and restructure loans and mortgages that the economy is failing to grow at any determinable rate - and are refusing - REFUSING to lend money, even to people who can afford to pay it back!!
This is really beginning to PISS ME OFF .... because obviously the President, the Congress or nobody else can do anything to or about them!! Is there nobody with the authority to be able to make them do the right thing??
A while back, President Obama suggested that we, the people, take our money out of the big banks and start putting it into the smaller, community banks to give them more capital to work with ... which (I assume) would make them stronger (giving them "big bank" status) and make them able to offer more loans and support small businesses and homeowners in the process.
It sounded like a damn good idea to me!! However ... I don't think the overall "sheep" mentality of the general American population would allow for enough people, en mass, to effectively use this strategy to get our point across to these banks. I believe that too many people would be 'distrustful' of something new and unknown to participate in a way that would make a difference. They would rather KNOWINGLY be screwed over by their big, unscrupulous, billion-dollar-making, money-hording, fee-gouging, unethical, don't-give-a-damn-about-their-customers, capitalist-driven commercial bank ... who is laughing in our faces every quarterly-earnings period when they are pocketing the equivalent of enough money to send their children (and most of ours) to college 10 times over!!
Now ... I don't know if that was the best the President could do, suggestion-wise, due to the fact of having a 'soft-spot' for corporate America ... or because there's just nothing else that can be done to these low-down, dirty, fat-cat assholes! (Oops! Excuse my language. I meant to say "bankers"! ) But you know what I mean!
It's just pissing me off that everybody's getting on the President's case about the economy ... and nobody is calling these banks out on the fact that THEY'RE the ones mostly holding $#!+ up!! Their refusal to help people with their homes, help businesses (big and small) expand, so that they can do more hiring, sitting on OUR money like some freakin' King Yurtle the Turtle thinking they own every damn thing ... and being stingy, penny-pinching, money-hording ass ... I mean, bankers. And seemingly, being unable to be stopped by anything or anyone.
It's just hard for me to believe that where there's a will ... there is NOT a way!?!?