Monday, October 27, 2008

We Desperately Need George Baily...

Our country, alas most of the world, is in desperate times. While the people in Washington try to decide if we are in a recession, you have only to look at main street in any town to see that it is much worse than that. Stores that you once shopped in are disappearing everyday because they cannot 'afford' to keep the doors open. If you drive down any residential street, you will see many homes for sale with signs like reduced, foreclosure sale, banked owned...because they cannot 'afford' to make the payments...because they have lost their jobs because the companies cannot 'afford' to pay the workers...and so it goes on and on...it is trickle down economics at its worst...it has more than trickled down...it has crashed down..hard......

We Desperately Need George Baily (It's a Wonderful Life)...and the Bailey Building & Loan Association. The Building & Loan Association was essential to many of the people in Bedford Falls. And we need fewer Mr. Potter's (Wall Street, big business, etc.) who will seize the opportunity to gain more control and end the "sentimental hogwash" of home loans for the working poor. 

The real American dream is a home of ones own...and a job which allows you to pay for it. I daresay most Americans want to work and are tired of hearing all the stories of the poor Wall Street stockholders who have lost everything....especially when you are too poor to own any stock...you are lucky to stock your refrigerator...

I encourage our politicians who are trying to decide if there is a recession, to walk down main street in their hometown...talk to the shop owners, talk to the people who live in the homes with for sale signs...ask the priests and ministers what they are seeing in their own churches...ask us what we need...Then go back to Washington and make a real bailout plan for the Americans who have no way to bail themselves out this time....

This is the letter I am sending to all my state representatives in Congress...I invite you to join me...

4 comments:

see you there! said...

There are certainly for sale signs in our area but I don't think we have been hurt as much as many. Probably because it is an old established neighborhood with little turnover.

The country is in a crisis tho and I don't think the current plan is really going to do the trick.

Darla

rochambeau said...

Hi Rebecca!
Yes! We all need to keep the faith!
AND we need to vote so that our voice will be heard!

Congrats on your etsy friend.
xo
Constance

susanna said...

Yes, we're in stressful times, aren't we. We'll make it through to the other side one way or another. My mom was born during the Depression and my nanna and poppa came up with some good money saving habits. Mind you, they didn't have credit cards back then so they could spend only what they had.

The Decorated House said...

Hello Rebecca~
The wedding pictures are beautiful!
I hope you are doing well and creating lots of beautiful art.
Donna

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