investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy, and people
say, 'What are we going to do?' but if people die
of hunger, have nothing to eat or suffer from poor
health, that's nothing.”
don't commit crimes. Bankers do. And they won't ever
stop if they don't have to pay for their crimes.
bank that is too big to fail is too big. Period."
only sure way to stop excessive risk taking on Wall
Street so you don't risk losing your job, or your
savings or your home, is to put an end to the excessive
economic and political power of Wall Street by busting
up the big banks."
It is not acceptable that the 6 largest financial
institutions in this country have assets of almost
10 trillion dollars, and issue half of the mortgages
and two-thirds of the credit cards. That is too much
wealth and power in the hands of a few. If Teddy Roosevelt
were alive today he'd tell us to 'break them up.'
And he'd be right. These huge banks must be broken
financial collapse of 2008 got its start with predatory
mortgages, that weren't sold by community banks and
credit unions, they were sold by fly by night mortgage
brokers who had almost zero federal oversight and
then the big banks looked over, saw the profit potential
and they wanted it bad. So they jumped in and sold
millions of these terrible mortgages while the bank
regulators just looked the other way."
need to remind politicians they don't work for the
big banks - they work for us."