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overdraft accounts and ignore confidentiality of the working mans pay information because there is no time to hide others when your own scandals are being unveiled- yes the TARP is being pulled back and all 25 billion is pouring out. Where is this money? Every cent should be watched because it needs to be taxed! What happened to the promises of lending some of that money to homeowners and preventing foreclosures? Occupy Wall St. because it is illegal to stay in your new abandoned homes you stole. Stop the madness- we are real people, people affected by the loopholes. This system is a rope that connects, and when slack is given to one portion of the circle- then tension is created elsewhere.
Dear All 1%; I know you've done great things and you know you haven't done it alone, no one ever does. You don't live in an excluded mountaintop all alone(well, maybe that's your Christmas home), you live amongst your fellow Americans. We all have an obligation to each other to help our life here be the utmost in civility. Well, when you take away 50 cents from my dollar and 50 cents from your $5, there is a difference. When I have to pay 100% of my yearly property tax and you only pay 10% because of tax breaks your paid for accountant has found, that just isn't fair. Be a part of your community, Fair Share Tax!! Natalie Luczkowiak 14048
Dear CEO Bankers, You were once a good-standing profession in the community. You gave people mortgages and loans. You helped the local economy through aiding small businesses. You served your community first and foremost. I believe bankers have lost touch with their original functions. Now I know, most people employed at banks are not to blame for this dangerous drift. They are just following the orders of the leaders in the company. Unfortunately, we have rot at the top: CEOs who get golden parachutes and millions of dollars who steered our economy to destruction by gambling exclusively for profit. With the repeal of the Glass-Steagal act, banks could take risks and invest; something most CEOs of major banks then pushed because they wanted better stock options for their shareholders. That greed led to our economic depression where the 99% of us are suffering--across the world, not just in the United States. Please realize that you, sirs, are the problem. Your leadership of our institutions have wrecked our economy, yet your own positions remain unharmed. We are no longer patient or tolerant of your poor decision-making and blatant self-interest. I hope that you have a change of heart. One thing you could immediately do is refuse bonuses, give yourself a modest salary (including your stock options package) and begin to reform your bank's practices. Get back to your original function: being a safeguard for the community. Sincerely, another person of the 99% Ecaterina Burton Oakland, CA 94606