Political Lesson: Run Against the Banks

Don’t wait until we find out what Trump really means to do as President. We should make up his mind and express outrage to him and all sitting Senators, Congressman, Governors, State legislators, law enforcement, County and City Government and even the Courts. This election is not over, unless we let it be over and accept more of the same.
Ever since I took my first peek at what was going on in the marketplace for residential mortgage loans, I have been saying that if politicians want to win and be loved, they should run against the banks. The election last night was determined by hatred and disgust. The pundits tells us it was because of bigotry. But if you take the long view you can easily see how most of the population of the U.S., and indeed around the world, has been subjected to the overall view that they don’t matter. If the election of Obama told us anything it was that as a whole we are NOT a bigoted country. We are an indifferent country, if you measure that by who leads us. The arrogance with which average working people have been treated has been virtually unprecedented. The voters were not indifferent last night. Any politician who continues to be aloof and arrogant about the little guy who doesn’t matter should be challenged at the polls in the next election cycle.
While the politicians refused to see it, comfortable in their world view and talking points, the anger of working class Americans has grown rather than diminished by the recognition that the banks and other big businesses pulled the rug out from under us by patently illegal acts — and price gouging — especially in drugs and medical services. The anger consumers felt when the financial system was portrayed as collapsing in 2008-2009 grew, rather than diminished in time.
Consumer/voter rage is directly related to the fact that government did nothing about it except to allow working families to bear the entire brunt of a loss created by the banks. People lost their homes, their jobs, their lifestyle while government touted all the progress we were making. That progress never reached tens of millions of Americans. Meanwhile the banks received trillions upon trillions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury, the Federal reserve, and the theft of investor money capped by the bonus of getting ownership of homes that should never have been subjected to foreclosure proceedings.
If this election is being called an upset, ask Bernie Sanders whose meteoric rise in the polls was only tempered by the view that he couldn’t win. He couldn’t win because the democratic party apparatus had already set up a rigged system that made it impossible for Hillary Clinton to lose. Between the 400 “super delegates” already pledged before the primaries began, and tipping the procedures and scales by the DNC in so many ways, no candidate stood a chance of becoming the nominee against Hillary Clinton.
Up until now politicians have been largely successful at misdirection: instead of accepting blame for failure to do their job in office, they have succeeded in getting us to blame each other. Between the Trump and Sanders supporters we actually have a vast majority of Americans who are now insisting that the system change for the benefit of all its citizens. The consistent surveys of people who think the country is headed in the wrong direction clearly point to the fact that their lives are not getting better, their hope is diminished and their world view arises from despair over their economic position in the world.
Trump was right: this was an election of the people versus a corrupt, aloof and arrogant establishment. Despite the obvious advantages of allowing a fair fight in which Sanders could have won the Democratic nomination and possibly the general election, the Democrats chose a candidate who was deeply flawed and deeply indebted to Wall Street. The Democrats may well have selected the only candidate who would lose against Trump. Such is the “wisdom” at the top.
While Trump was also literally indebted to Wall Street through his loans, he never lost track of the fact that people were mad as hell. The party apparatus of both major political parties ignored that, which made the angry voters even angrier. A review of the numbers shows that in virtually every county and precinct the strength of that hatred resulted in lop-sided support for Trump as high as 80% or more.
We have all heard the scream. Now it is time to inform those who are still in Washington DC know that the rigged system has expired. It is the follow through by voters that will determine how the country goes- writing to Congressman and Senators, law enforcement and even the courts, will seal the deal. Let them know that you were voting for real change where the average American citizen is priority #1. There is nothing like an active, informed citizenry to make changes that throw out old self-serving ideas and the politicians who espouse them.
Don’t wait until we find out what Trump really means to do as President. We should make up his mind and express outrage to him and all sitting Senators, Congressman, Governors, State legislators, law enforcement, County and City Government and even the Courts. This election is not over, unless we let it be over and accept more of the same.

15 Responses

  1. Last Friday Tim Sloan, CEO Wells Fargo asked federal court to sanction me……I guess he wants me to be quiet about the RICO case and the fraudulent foreclosures.

  2. to boots on ground….yes I have found this blog to be helpful…..

  3. Are you familiar with Neil Garfield and lendinglies.com? Might get insight!

  4. Have you done any litigation?

  5. ah, yes. thanks. same on my end. It’s all WF using other named entities.

  6. My case with Wells Fargo acting as servicer, filed in Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria, last week, RICO claims re: loan mods, case # 1:16 CV 1360 CMH/JFA . Did in house (non-hamp) loan mods, Wells Fargo sent docs that state they are lender when they are servicer, (including Truth in Lending forms), not valid contracts, then used them to foreclose. Entered false docs into bank records and into local Land Records (those are felonies).

    Let me know if you have other questions.

  7. Sheri, could you refresh me on which WF RICO case you’re referencing?

  8. Sad but so true. I contacted my Senator abt this new RICO case against Wells Fargo and when they finally responded they were confused about which fraud by Wells Fargo and sent me a statement from Wells Fargo about the false accounts fraud.
    I had to tell him he had the wrong fraud, then he disappeared. Maybe it’s twitter since Donald seems to like that.

  9. So what form or format do we use to do so? I understand letters to the house and congress, I’ve been doing that for quite some time, but don’t feel I’ve ever made any real progress. Might there be a public forum where we could also post our points of view? One that could grow large enough and powerful enough that those in power couldn’t ignore and might actually pay attention?

  10. Sad but true. I know first hand from dealing with crooked congress people and with people like Corey Gardner who turned out to be a real turkey like the rest. We need strong people like you say who will stand up for what is right and bring these “too big to fail organizations and people” DOWN. A lot should be behind bars in my humble opine.

  11. We must hold him to his anti Wall St rhetoric and uphold the Constitution.

  12. Well said !!

  13. If anyone wants to read my latest submitted to federal court in Eastern Virginia, Alexandria 1:16 CV 1360 CMH/JFA

  14. well said….wish we could have had Bernie but Trump is the other maverick who says he will clean up corruption and we have to keep telling him what we want as a country….including being treated lawfully and fairly by the banks.

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