A new video is showing up all over the internet and making big waves! It’s funny
because my thoughts have been moving along the same track for the past few months.
I’ve been thinking seriously about what I can do throw a big stick in the cogs of the machine. I’ve also being doing a lot of reading about the bank bailouts and the incestuous
relationship between Wall Street and our government. It's shocking when you find out what's happening to our country...Read Nomi Prins IT TAKES A PILLAGE http://www.nomiprins.com/. A former Goldman Sachs executive, her writing is exquisite, scholarly and powerful.
It’s stunning when you think that our tax payer dollars went to the same folks that created our economic meltdown and now are giving themselves huge bonuses, charging interest rates as high as 30 percent on credit cards and foreclosing on millions of people.
This video MOVE YOUR MONEY is so well done and entertaining while bringing
home an important message. The video uses a series of scenes from the classic film
It’s A Wonderful Life and makes a powerful case for moving your money from big banks
to community banks. What’s amazing is I realized, that what I thought was just a sweet
sentimental film is actually a potent call to action for our time. James Stewart’s character
George Bailey, a small town banker, works tirelessly to protect and help people in his community
while the scrooge like Potter does all he can to profit off the little guy. Sound familiar?
Here’s the short version of the folks that produced this potent film: “JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
a few friends were having dinner wondering what personal actions they could take to help limit the
power of the big banks and create a more sane, stable financial system. How, they wondered, could
hey help end the era of Too Big To Fail? The financier at the table recommended that everyone could
move their money out of the Wall Street banks and into community banks. Community banks are
typically more conservative about how they manage their money, they’re more closely connected to the
people and businesses who live near them, and they’re more inclined to make loans they know will get
paid back. In other words, they have the values that more people would want banks to have. The filmmaker
at the table reminded the others of the story told in the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life...”
and now it’s moving around the country faster than the speed of light!
Ah-que Roger that.
Happy New Year!