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"You Know How Long It Takes A Working Man To Save $5,000?"

I'm in the middle of my annual watching of It's A Wonderful Life and especially in these hard economic times Mr. Potter sounds so much like the Republican conservative establishment. He wants so desperately to close the Savings & Loan, and George Bailey keeps arguing about the fact that its underpinnings are not as straightforward as income and debit -- its about giving the poor of the town a base to pull themselves up.