We're not talkin' sammidges! We need you to spend your money so that mine is secure.
We must sacrifice the lives of your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren for the accounting fiction of balanced records and capitalization. The American people must live at half the level below the poverty line for the next 20-25 years. And some of you understand this, which is why you are (rightly) freaking out at these huge bailouts and HOTDARP and whatnot.
What are we doing with failed banks? Those CEOs just go off and run new ones, and the American people shoulder the bad debt. Wheee.
Even when times were good, they didn't do anything at all to secure the future. What now?
Throw your children in the volcano! My books must balance!
The ultimate solution, of course, is to quit consumerism. It doesn't matter if you have money. You're screwed whether you're rich or poor.
Antonym: Hot Turkey on Rye, hold the gravy.