When I read this, I was thinking how wonderful of this guy to sever his ties with any hopes of playing with the big boys anymore and finally expose some of the inner workings of a 143 year old organization gone bad.
Money has never been the thing I love most, and I’d have to admit it’s probably because I’ve never had much. I don’t know much about how banks work, but when I watched the following video – where a filmmaker who knows something about banks after decades of studying them and even making movies about them – brings up the prospect that maybe there’s something going on here besides a man seeing the error of his ways.
There are two facts that come to my mind here. Although Obama got immense amounts of money from Wall Street to run for president in 2008, they have now turned their sites to Mitt Romney. Also Obama said in the most recent “State of the Union” that his justice department was going to prosecute people on Wall Street for any wrongdoing.
I would love to know what Greg Smith thinks of the man whose name is on my dollar bills; the present Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner. I would also like to know what he thinks about Paul O’Neil; a man whose name was on my dollar bills during the Bush II Administration and who hasn’t been heard from since he wrote a book detailing that administrations epic failures concerning humanity.
Nobody knows for sure why Mr. Smith decided to take this action against his own money interests, but this interview brings up some very good points:
I don’t really care what banks do with their money, but keep it out of our government, our media, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.