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And I’m also an adult student, looking for my 3rd career change options. I have the extreme pleasure of not only banking with you, but owing my student debt to your bank! I assure you, I have not absconded to Barbados with any of my student-loan money, as many Right-wing talking heads suppose I have, but am busily trying to meet the criteria for a position which I will never hold- an educator. Which makes me wonder… Why does Chase pour thousands of dollars into student loans for students with no hope of finding employment at the end of their education? Could it be that an educated lower-wage earning work force is somehow better than creating the jobs that graduates may be suited for? How many of your colleagues hold Masters Degrees? PhDs? Just checking in to say hi!
Dear Joe,Hope all is well.I am a current dean’s list student graduating this Spring from Temple University with $50,000 in debt for student loans. I started my education at community college to save money but still acquired a serious debt load. Being a full time student and coming from a family that cannot afford to help pay for school is difficult. To support myself I work random odd jobs mostly found on Craigslist and receive food stamps in order to eat. I am not proud of the fact that I am on food stamps and am determined to pay society back for it, however at this point I have no other choice. Now that I am about to graduate I have no idea how I am going to pay back my loans as they begin to acrew interest. The fact that a select few are making enormous amounts of money while students striving for an education are forced to carry huge debts and in my case survive on food stamps is outrageous. Our system is incredibly flawed. Perhaps together we can change it so that citizens of the United States can receive affordable higher education. Thank you for listening,-Sam Stern.
Why not? Then you could spend more time with your family. xo
Gee | 0
You know, there is such a thing as loyalty to the United States of America. max ['Since I know you couldn't give a damn about your fellow citizens.'] p.s. Good thing I avoid credit cards like the plague, isn't it? max some guy 20012
The time has come to regulate predatory bankers out of existence. They have prayed on the weakest amongst us for too long. As a species, their time has passed. A new day has dawned, and only bankers who serve the people will survive. The rest will perish like the saber toothed tiger: starved to death by a regulatory environment that serves consumers and the community, not one bought and paid for by the alpha capitalists. And the people will celebrate this extinction, not mourn it. Michael Harrod Riverside, CA 92506
Do Whats Right | 0
Hi I am sick of being unemployed and applying and applying job after job after job months after months and getting not a call. I am tired of being looked at just for making someone rich while the 99% of us get even poorer. The jig is up now. People have come to realize who has been in control. I have been unemployed for almost 4 years. I have not had a chance. I want a job so I can do good in this world and make it better on top of that. I want food that is safe for us all to consume. I want GMOs labeled and for people not have to be force fed this poison. I want to see corporate responsibility. I want to see people be treated fair and not discriminated. I want a livable wage for me and my friends. There is no reason why the demand of the 99ers can't be met and everyone be happy. In the long run it be better for us all. So please I ask for the 1% to do what is asked or it will not stop. Nothing watered down! Enough is enough! We have rights and we know them! Nothing is stopping until real change has come! Brandon Ranauro Lakeland, FL 33810-8801
I'm a current graduate student. My bachelors degree is in elementary education. I decided against teaching because of the ridiculously low wages vs. the massive amount of work and politics you have to deal with. I find it incredibly sad that our bankers are getting millions in bonuses while the people in charge of educating our youth have to get second jobs and are being laid off in large numbers. The priorities of our country need to shift. We should not be rewarding the people whose faulty practices earned them a bailout that really just benefited the elite few running these corrupt businesses. We need to redistribute some resources and focus on the quality of our country. Olivia Montesano
I'm so much better off than most Americans! I have property to sell! Too bad I can't sell it. And I've no debt. Sound familiar? 'Cause I bet you can say the same. The difference between you and I is that I really feel for the folks who aren't in our boat. And I'm an American who supports Americans. I'll bet in contrast, that you're only in it for the money. John Weiss 97415
Your message here. Tell Wall Street how you feel. You can choose to live your entire lives with great material wealth and advantages but you will die bereft of true human use and value having found greed and lack of connection to the real world, the one of beauty and all interconnectedness, the true meaning and value of a life. While over consuming and indulging your narcissism you will have chosen to ignore and devalue your fellow human being and all that is truly sacred. Then, you are of no real value or purpose to anyone. Katlyn Stranger San Rafael, CA 94901
Since you and your company, Citi, of past and present executives and board of directors have caused the financial economic downturn and/or the demise of so many American citizens including someone I know, I think your top executives need to choose what color your future jail cells should be and what your jail cells should look like before you enter them. Why not decorate them in 14K Gold with Marble Flooring? Call your NYC favorite East Side Florist and have them decorate the corners of your jail cell with Orchids flown in from Japan. The 99% knows you will be allowed to do these things when the average inmate cannot because government deems you as royalty. You are treated more special than citizens worldwide who make up the 99% which is how you have gotten away with so many abuses on us, thus far. Because you and other corrupt top Citi executives behave criminally and/or you have supported their past and/or present civil and criminal practices and wrongdoings because it brought you great personal financial gain, you are being reamed out by us whom you have defrauded. Citi money launders for profit because Citi believes money laundering is an acceptable and profitable business practice. Apparently, our government does, too, because they do not stop you. Your bank has testified in Congress to urge Congress to NOT toughen up U.S. certain money laundering laws. As a result of Citi’s greed, you and banks like you cannot even take care of your own employees who are your subordinates; they will be laid off, too, and into the tens of thousands due to your outlandish greed. My suggestion to the past and present executives of Citi is to start watching Mr. Rogers or even Sesame Street. Tune in every day. Go back to a time when ethics, morals and right and wrong guided your company and industry, if it ever did. Then, have poor children, some who have experienced homelessness due to Citi’s greed, sit next to you and the likes of you so they can teach YOU and your cronies about what they know about life. It will eventually become very clear to you that you and others like you within Citi lost your way long ago. Something we are all learning in the 99% - YOU NEVER RESPECT PEOPLE OR ENTITIES WHO DO NOT RESPECT YOU. Your corrupt power as you knew it will be no longer. The 99% will make it happen.
dear Peter, I am so thrilled that you were able to move directly from the White House Office of Management and Budget to Citibank management. What a coincidence! I suppose you thought that instituting a $20 a month charge for me to use my bank account was change you could believe in. I thought it was really funny to say if I had $15,000 in the account at all times you’d let me off the $20: why would I care if I had that much spare cash? I suppose a mere $240 a year is less than one of your boardroom shirts, let alone pairs of shoes. It’s a good chunk of disposable income to the 99% you’ll never meet: two weekly grocery shops; two months of cable/phone/Internet; a month’s payment on my kid’s orthodontics (36 months in case you were wondering). Expect to hear from us The 99%
Hi, Could you do what you can to fix unemployment? I have not worked since Sept 8, 2010.
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I am a small business owner and I would like to know why all of the funds have dried up. Is it a rainy day fund? Well it’s pouring out here and we the people need a little respite. Please stop hoarding and start lending again!
I’m sure being a BoA exec is a busy job and, maybe, you just don’t have time to consider what goes on in the world far below the BoA tower’s board room. Let me help you to understand. The masses of people in NC, the USA, and the world question whether or not you have a conscience and if anyone up there considers real people. We know that you folks up there spend money to influence politics and the press, but we don’t know if you have any sort of regrets or concerns for your actions. As far as we can tell, you are only interested in making more money. Please, Terry, show us that you are, in fact, concerned and promise to stop corrupting our world for the sake of making more money.
Our Home | 0
Dear Mr. Heid, I have a question to ask DO YOU HAVE A HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOURSELF?????????? I bet the answer is yes. Now lets ask myself the same question DOES MY FAMILY AND MYSELF HAVE A HOME?? THE ANSWER IS NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How would you feel if you had to look into your kids eyes and tell them they had NO HOME???? HOW DO YOU THINK KIDS FEEL WHEN THEY HEAR THIS NEWS FROM THEIR PARENTS????? HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO HELP SOMEONE THAT WASN’T RICH?????????????????????? I REALLY HOPE YOU READ EACH LETTER YOU, AND I REALLY HOPE YOU SEE THE BAD YOU HAVE DONE ONTO OTHERS, AND YOU HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME.
A tete a' tete | 0
Dear William Rhodes I would so move to meet with you. I’d like to talk to you about my economic situation. I think you should hear our stories. My story isn’t exceptional; I have not been foreclosed upon (my mortgage is with your organization, and it’s hefty; some months I have a hard time getting the money together), but I do live pretty frugally. I suspect you need not do that. It would be nice to talk to you and trade stories and find out what you are doing to help the ordinary people and workers of America.
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Dear 1%er, I hope you enjoy living in your big houses, refrigerators full of food, hookers on the side, and whatever else comes with the luxury of dead presidents. Meanwhile us what you all call “middle class” are struggling to survive, working all day to come home to a mailbox full of bills, Only looking forward to another days of work. That’s life for us, Contemplating about what our next meal is going to be, while you sit at your dinner table with a nice plate of rotisserie steak or chicken, only to eat only half the plate, throw the rest away. I hope you enjoy your life, as a matter of fact we all do, cause the day money is to no importance of man, YOU-ALL will be the ones struggling to survive, NOT us. Have a nice day:)
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Your new customer fees are outrageous. To the 99% they show a desperate attempt to prevent the failure of your business, which has already failed America, a country your company sadly represents. You can feel free to email me back with a response. I am very educated and eager to hear your concerns.
Dear Ms. Miller, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Tilson, and I am a mother of 3 in Boca Raton, FL. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois, attended Indiana University, and wound up in Florida in 2000. My husband and I bought a house in 2001 for $230,000. We divorced but I was able to remain in the house with our children by paying the mortgage myself. I became engaged in 2005 and my current husband and I bought my ex out at what the “market” value was then $410,000. This essentially doubled our monthly payment- and as a result, our mortgage lender suggested we go with an “interest only” loan to save every last penny in a payment. Our house is now severly underwater. And although, Chase was not the original servicer of our mortgage, they are now. We are about to enter talks about what our options are, and frankly, based on other people’s stories, I am not hopeful. I will keep you posted. Thank you for your time. Lisa Tilson Boca Raton, FL
I, personally, will not keep my money in any bank that charges me fees so that it can continue paying its executives princely salaries. You want to increase profits? Cut executive pay. You can have that advice, free of charge. jeffery dorer Los Angeles, CA 90042