You are absolutely right, Senator Warren; stand by your principles and do not allow these big banks to bully you around by using threats to withhold their money from the Democratic Party! They are feeling stronger and bolder since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling and even more assured that their money – along with that of other billionaires and millionaires, can buy them Congress and possibly even the Presidency. They have quickly forgotten that it was the American taxpayers who saved them from complete collapse.
It is up to us, the American citizens, to support you and show big banks and those billionaire and millionaire cohorts that support them that they do not determine how this country should be run but American voters do. That is why it is so important that no matter our political affiliation we must successfully navigate all roadblocks that are placed in our path to prevent us from voting and always vote! There are Democrats, Republicans and Independents who want their voices to be heard and who do not want this country to be run by big banks and big money.
There are many people in America who are rich and wealthy who may like what big banks are able to do for them who do not want these entities to run our country. They want them to be able to have their say about how it should be run and have their fair share of influence on who will be elected to run it but they do not want them to hold the position of ultimate kingmaker. How dare these banks to be upset with Senator Warren for defending those who have for so long had no voice in Washington and, as a result, threaten to withhold contributions from the Democrats!
They need to step back from the situation and take a look at what they were allowed to do to consumers for years with respect to credit card interest rates and late fee charges among other things. Big banks and the rich and wealthy have a right to make a reasonable profit for the risks that they take when financing American citizens personal and business ventures and those business interest of foreign countries; but they also have a responsibility to carry their fair share of the load when it comes to America’s fiscal responsibilities.
American greed has become so prevalent that we sorely need Senator Warren’s help to get our voices heard by those in Washington who are supposedly there to represent us and our interest. Right now; however, again primarily because of the Citizens United ruling, big banks and big money have become emboldened and even more aggressive about demanding that they have their way when it comes to how America will be run and the direction that she will be taken in. It appears that they are insisting that their voice be the only one that is heard and if this demand is not voluntarily accepted then they will bully America into accepting it.
We need to let Senator Warren know that we support her and appreciate her efforts to stand up for the average American. We can do this by forcing our politicians to foster election reform that will – to the greatest extent possible, take money out of the election process. The way that we can do this is by getting registered and voting; not just in presidential elections but in all elections.
In the meantime, until election reform legislation is passed, we have to be focused like a laser beam on the ballot box. Since there are those who are focused on making it harder rather than easier for all eligible voters to vote and are determined to place as many roadblocks as possible in their paths, we must be even more determined to do whatever it takes within the legal limits of the law to successfully navigate them and vote. If we find that we must break the law to achieve our purpose, let us always remain committed to do so in a non-violent way.
Click on the link to read the full article in International Business Times on how US big banks are trying to bully Senator Warren.