The Wall Street and DC crooks have agreed on a story; if we don't stay obediently silent and let them continue with the financial gang-bang they have committed for the last ten years, they'll just screw us all worse.
Note the displayed priority. They are not worried about Americans, it is the property values they worship, the property values that must be protected, at all costs!
All hail the money! The money is God! The money is the master before whom all must grovel and abase themselves!
The people? Screw them! (No, wait, we did that already. Aw heck, let's do it again!)