Ghosts of Presidents Past Visit Obama to Support Consumer Protections
March 4, 2010
(ChattahBox)—A watchdog group advocating the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act, teamed up with the site Funny or Die, film director Ron Howard and a cast of SNL presidential impersonators, including actor Jim Carrey to film an hilarious video featuring a midnight visit from Presidents Past to President Obama’s bedroom. In it, SNL favorites playing Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and both Bushes, urge Obama to protect consumers from greedy financial institutions, by enacting consumer regulations.
The consumer advocacy group Main Street Brigade is urging all Americans to become involved in supporting their rights as consumers, by contacting their representatives in Congress:
“The greedy and reckless behavior of big banks on Wall Street, credit card companies, mortgage lenders and irresponsible consumers just caused a financial crisis that cost Americans millions of lost jobs, and billions in tax-payer funded bailouts and lost retirement savings. Today, after raking in our tax dollars in bailout money, the big banks are back to business as usual, spending hundreds of millions to pay lobbyists and advertising agencies to fight against reforms that would protect us from their abuses in the future.”