"A lot of people in America think there is a vault — and banks take the money you deposit then hold it for you until you want it back and then they give it back to you. But that’s not the way it works. There is no money in the vault, just IOUs that I saw firsthand."
– George Bush, to the crowd at University of Virginia at Parkersburg
"No, but you . . . you . . . you’re thinking of this place all wrong. As if I had the money back in a safe. The money’s not here. Your money’s in Joe’s house . . . right next to yours. And in the Kennedy house, and Mrs. Macklin’s house, and a hundred others."
– George Bailey, to the crowd at Bailey’s Building & Loan