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Thread #141413 Message #3266675
Posted By: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
01-Dec-11 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
Subject: RE: BS: Occupy Wall Street; The 99%
From the 'For what it's worth department':
After 'Occupy L.A.' got 'evicted' from their encampment at City Hall, night before last, they(OWS) have announced last night, that they are going to focus on a moratorium on home foreclosures, (sound familiar?), and 'occupy' bank lobbies and bank owner's homes.
I know, I know I know...I'm just a 'troll'!.....
...................who happens to be dialed in!
Petition, (use post text only) is: (Cut and Paste between the X's)
Tens of thousands of Americans have taken to the streets to demand accountability for the banks. But some members of the Obama administration—including members of his Cabinet—are pushing for a terrible deal to let the big banks off the hook for selling bad mortgages and then illegally foreclosing on homeowners—destroying the American Dream for millions of families.1
The president's top campaign advisers have said that he's going to run for re-election on his record of holding Wall Street accountable2—but that will be impossible if his administration pushes for another giveaway for the Wall Street banks who crashed our economy. And that could happen any day now.3
Can you sign our petition to President Obama right now telling him that we need a full investigation into the banks' wrongdoing, not another "deal" that lets them off the hook?
Add my name to the petition to hold the banks accountable.
We'll deliver it to the White House and to the campaign headquarters in Chicago. Here's what it says: "The banks have to be held accountable for destroying the American Dream for so many families. No immunity for the banks before a full investigation is done."
Members of the Obama administration have said that the immunity they're offering the banks would be very narrow. But we can't know if what the banks are being asked to pay is fair without a full investigation. What's already come out is shocking—intentionally overlooking problematic documentation, hiring "robo-signers" to sign thousands of documents without reading them, and even forging critical legal documents.4
And while the administration says we have to cut a deal because it's the only way to get homeowners relief quickly, what the banks are offering would only help a fraction of the homeowners who are in trouble, and it's not even clear how many of them it would allow to stay in their homes.5
Some state attorneys general—led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden—have walked away from the deal, because they believe it doesn't go nearly far enough.6 But members of the administration, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, are continuing to push for a deal—any deal—so they can SAY they won something against the banks.7
That's why it's so critical that we speak up now and say that granting the banks immunity before we know the scale of their wrongdoing makes no sense. A deal could come any day, so we all need to send a message to the president that he needs to step up and hold the banks accountable. Click below to sign now: http://pol.moveon.org/badagdeal/?id=32550-19313093