Let's all face it (once and for all!): We Americans have been bamboozled; deceived; denied; defaulted; robbed; repossessed; dispossessed and all the rest!
Once upon a time -- 1910 to be exact -- Rockefeller and Morgan banking representatives, along with government officials, boarded a luxurious railcar owned by Nelson Aldrich, Senator from Rhode Island, who became quite wealthy representing the interests of the moneyed class. They were journeying from New Jersey to Jekyll Island, Georgia for a secret conference at which "the Federal Reserve was conceived; the birth of a banking cartel to protect its members from competition; the strategy of how to convince Congress and the public that this cartel was an agency of the United States government." The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin is a chilling and brilliant analysis of the vast implications of this cabal.
Since then bankers have somehow convinced everyone that any bailouts the banks ever need would be covered by the taxpayers! Hence, among others:
The Savings and Loan industry's bailout by us is easily, technically, the greatest bank heist in all of history! The only problem was that the bankers were doing the heisting! Today, as the monster of sly lending practices looms and lurches and grows, hundreds of millions of dollars are being plundered by the unmasked banker bandits who are whistling all the way FROM the bank!
President John F. Kennedy was wise to the game, saw that private banks in fact were controlling more than they should -- with global ramifications, among them the ease with which monetary control can instigate pre-conditions for war, from which bankers and their ilk greatly profit.
So, what do we do about it?