What we Countrywide-Bank of America victims have to do is band together, each of us, assemble a package of information (the hardship letter and a history of our dealings and results from Countrywide-Bank of America), create an email list from the President on down, and start emailing, demanding something besides lip service (from the President, Secretary of the Treasury, senators, representatives, Barney Frank, all federal regulatory agencies, state governors, senators, representatives, etc., etc.).
Getting on these blogs or discussion boards and complaining to each other is a waste of time. We need to put together an organization to serve and respond to our needs in effectively communicating with influential people, and we need some organization to facilitate this by, among other things, allowing people like me to share my email address with those interested so that we can communicate with each other rather than just writing our stories on a very limited “wall” where they are not seen by decision-makers. We can see, read, and sympathize with each other, but this is really a waste of time. Until we can communicate, organize, and initiate action, let’s face it, we might just as well give up, because no one cares, really, but us.
Despite what he says, President Obama has too much on his table to spend time on this. Unfortunately, he is mistakenly trusting the Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, to manage this. Geithner’s not doing his job for the citizens of the United States whom he swore an oath to serve. Instead, Timothy Geithner serves the banks that he has always worked for—and whom he helped get us into this mess by not regulating at the NY Federal Reserve. And so, in his alleged plan to help people confronting foreclosure, he placed the administration of the program into the hands of the bankers and lenders who got us into this mess in the first place. He put the fox in charge of the chickens, and the chickens are slowly disappearing. I wonder why?
Neveretheless, we the victims have to band together to form organizations, email everyone from the President on down (the Secretary of the Treasury doesn’t have an email address. Surprised?), and make our voices heard. We also need a responsible website, such as this one, which will facilitate our communications so we can organize. Contact me to place your name on my mailing list to organize and complain against Countrywide-Bank of America: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.