Dylan Ratigan Puts On A Thomas Jefferson Costume & Launches Into A Top 5 All Time Anti-Bank RantSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 13:37
Ratigan dons a wig and dresses in revolutionary garb like his favorite Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, channeling the former president's trenchant criticism of big banks.
Ratigan pointed out that Jefferson was the first and most vocal opponent of Alexander Hamilton's proposal for a federal bank. Jefferson's greatest fear, Ratigan announced in comparison to our current economic crisis, was a "bank takeover of the government that would leave taxpayers as slaves to bank-run gambling casinos." Quoting Jefferson directly, Ratigan said, "the banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."