I support the passage of HB 2064
"The Community Bank of Illinois Act." This bill will
create an Illinois state bank much like the Bank of
North Dakota (see http://banknd.nd.gov).
The Bank of North Dakota has been at the center of that state's economic success (see http://tinyurl.com/YES-Magazine-NDSB).
Today, the State of Illinois deposits billions of our tax dollars into the same “Too Big To Fail” banks that crashed our economy. I think that we should put that money to work for us and create jobs here in Illinois.
Illinois still has 10% unemployment, record numbers of home foreclosures while the big banks still refuse to lend to local business (except at outrageous rates) or give relief to home owners while they sit on billions of dollars of profits. The Illinois state bank is a practical solution designed to get credit flowing to small businesses and family farmers so they can grow, start hiring once again. A state bank will be a ready lender to homeowners and stop the rush to foreclose. A state bank will also be able create affordable student loans that will not cripple our young people with mountains of debt upon graduation.
It's OUR money. Let's keep it in Illinois and make it work for us. I want Illinois to create a state bank to make this happen.
I lived and worked in Illinois for 64 years. I admire Ellen Brown's efforts to promote state banks. My wife receives her pension from TRS, which now is in jeopardy of being reduced because of Illinois' bad spending habits.
Mary E Rogus
I am tired of the big banks gambling with my money. I want to see a return on my money again. That's how it used to be until the banks got too big to fail.
The State of Illinois should replicate the Bank of North Dakota. I am in favor of an institution of this type.
Robert Keeley, Concord, CA, United States3 days ago
Mary E Rogus, Woodridge, IL, United States4 days ago
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