Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Too Much "Pressure" on America's Borders?

John W. Lillpop

After listening to the State of the Union speech by President Bush, I have been blessed with an extraordinary idea; one with the potential to change the way banking is conducted everywhere. Forever.

I refer to the president's statement concerning the illegal alien crisis and America's open borders. The president said, in part, "We cannot fully secure the border unless we take pressure off the border."

Mind you, there are skeptics who would question the president's assertion that there is too much "pressure" at the border, given the fact that there are about 30 million illegal aliens squatting in America right now.

Still, I suppose that from Bush's perspective, America could be blessed with another 100 million illegal aliens or so, were it not for all that "pressure" at the borders.

Remember, George W. Bush is a graduate of the Yale MBA program, so he must know what he is talking about. Right?

That being the case, I believe we should give the Bush scheme a chance in reforming America's banking institutions.

Bankers can show their patriotism by making the following changes:

* Leave all bank vaults wide open, 24/7;

* Remove all remote video recording and security alarm equipment;

* Fire all security guards paid to safeguard bank money; and

* Discontinue the discriminatory practice of performing background checks on individuals beings considered for employment.

Come on, financial professionals, follow the lead set by our president, and abandon your "stodgy, conservative" image.

Welcome to the Dubya world of "Pressure-free" banking!

John Lillpop is a recovering liberal, "clean and sober" since 1992 when last he voted for a Democrat. Pray for John: He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where people like Nancy Pelosi are considered reasonable!