Home for the holidays?
Long before we knew what an ‘Occupier’ was, Florida foreclosure defense attorney Roy Oppenheim talked about what he called Shay’s Rebellion 2.0 , a silent rebellion across the country of frustrated homeowners railing against the banks.
Well that rebellion is no longer silent. In fact’s it’s a deafening roar.
This week Occupy Wall Street protesters rallied around our nation’s embattled homeowners through the off-shoot Occupy Our Homes. Protesters in 20 cities across the nation moved from the nation’s parks to to properties under threat of foreclosure, joining hands to prevent good people from being put out on the streets.
The stories coming out of these protests are frighteningly similar, residents making every effort to work with the banks, either being denied a chance for a loan modification or given the runaround to the point of utter confusion.
“We don’t know how many homes we saved for one more month during the holiday season,”Occupy Atlanta spokesman Tim Franzen told the Associated Press, he said. “It was kind of a Christmas gift to the people.”
The message was overwhelming and undeniable. The public will no longer stand idly by and let people who have been taken advantage of be cast aside by our country’s financial institutions like a child’s old toy.