Armed with pamphlets and signs depicting President Barack Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler, a husband-and-wife protesting team that tours the region set up camp in Jamesport Wednesday.
John and Margret Scialdone stood outside Jamesport Commons Shopping Center on the Main Road throughout the day, urging citizens to impeach the president.
The Scialdones are members of the LaRouchePAC. Named for a former presidential candidate from the 1960s, the group works to raise awareness on issues like the Glass-Steagall Act that was designed to separate commercial banking functions from investment banking activities.
The law was repealed in 1999.
The group is now fighting to reinstate the legislation, which it believes will remove government commitment from bailing out private sector debts and end “too big to fail banks.”
And since President Obama isn’t doing anything to reinstate Glass-Steagall, the couple likened him to “a fascist.”
“He belongs in jail,” Ms. Scialdone said, adding that money to bail out banks could go toward other endeavors, such as space travel.
The couple travels around the tri-state spreading the message.
“We are heartbeats away from the great financial meltdown in American,” Ms. Scialdone said.
Alabama, South Dakota, Indiana and Maine have passed a resolution in support of Glass-Steagall.