|Not that century!|
When I was much younger (last century!), discovered early on that "it never hurts to ask" - politely! Was of course, much to my great regret, told "No" - most often in no uncertain terms. But, one never knows if one never asks and occasionally, well...
After suggesting yesterday that "someone" needed to ask our leading credit union trade associations - NAFCU, CUNA, and NASCUS - about working on an effort to make NCUA the premier financial regulator in the Country; decided, having little at this point in life to lose and with some Sancerre encouragement, to raise my hand!
Sent Ms. Ito, Mr. Nussle, and Mr. Berger each an email and asked if they would be willing to chat
about "revisioning" the NCUA to the benefit of all stakeholders. And, much to my surprise, they all said "Yes"!
That's the other problem with asking, sometimes you get what you ask for...!
Now we're all really in trouble... we might really have to come up with some answers!!
|Just blowing bubbles?|
So, I plan to talk to them and see what they are thinking. Will let you know if any promising ideas "bubble up".
But while you're waiting, you have to do a little bit of homework and read the currently approved NCUA Strategic Plan 2016-2017 [here's the link]. Strategic plans are supposed to tell you what's important to an organization and where it's heading. What do you think of NCUA's Plan for the future?
Guess we can all come up with plenty of reasons why nothing much is likely to change - stalemate is the current "status quo" in Washington as we all know! And change is always difficult, isn't it! Particularly if the NCUA believes "they have a plan", "everything is OK" at the Agency, ... and they do not want to try to become the premier financial regulator in the Country.
Y'know fresh thinking with open minds can be a bit threatening to some folks...
[Do your homework!]