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To all you 1%ers, Wake up and taste that shade grown coffee, well that is before YOU and your corporations cut down every tree there is on earth to fulfill your every desire. If you do not understand, then try to look beyond your "bricked in" property and see how the 99%ers exist with what little you have left behind and continue to destroy on a daily basis. lesley graham laurel, MD 20707
hi there Hamid, i would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Omar Estevez, I am 1 of 7 children, who my dad Genaro brought to this wonderful country. My Dad toiled in Factories in order to bring all 7 of us with Green Cards. We are all Legal and we are citizens in this great country of ours. We went to school,all have contributed to society in one way or another. Fast forward 35 years later, i finally had enough pennies to buy a home. Dad was Very ill and needed to be taken care, many said to put him in a nursing home, including several family members, i decided to buy a home where i would take care of dad. I bought the home and continue to take care of dad today,now i purchased this home for 370,000, and due to the mismanagement of your corporation, and all the Greedy politicians, Judges, Mayor(NYC). home prices have plummet. and yet the banks such as yours, continued to ask the same amount in Mortgage fees. Meanwhile, i continue to struggle to pay the mortgage, you guys continue to EXPECT a “FAT BONUS” at the end of the year. I don’t understand this as a good economic example. Thanks to guys like you, my dad lost all savings, has no way to take care of himself, and although i wish that i could take care of him. I even changed my working hours so i could be able to bring him to all dr. appts. But is okay Hamid, someday dad will leave me and i would have to continue in life, but understand this when he goes, so do i. I would not continue to pay your exuberant fees. Enough of the stealing, enough of the shell games,enough of the bait and switch. And remember that KARMA says that what goes around goes around. May the Lord,Bless you.
Thanks to your systematic theft of my productivity over the last 35+ years, you have removed over $500,000 from my savings and about $150,000 from my contribution in taxes to the adequacy of state and local services such as schools, libraries, health care, emergency responses such as firefighters. Thanks to your manipulation of commodities prices that reached a peak in 2008, millions died of starvation worldwide, I lost my job mid 2009 which has cost me $250,000 to date, my portfolio has lost over $100,000 to date and my monthly Social Security check will be over $1500.00 lower than it should be. Thanks for nothing. I expect your check for $1.4 million next week. That is only what you did to me, which is nothing compared to the millions you starved to death in Africa, Latin America and Asia or the millions in this country that you have reduced to penury because of your systematic destruction of middle class or better jobs for rank and file workers in manufacturing, middle management and creative and service fields which you have sent and helped send offshore. Norm Conrad 98103
My personal story is not terribly different from everyone else who has been going through hard times for a while now so I won't bore you with that. I will tell you that I can't stand the greed that rules the world today. Greed so greedy that nothing is safe, not the water, not the food, not people's homes, not childrens' education, not healthcare, not the products we buy........all for the sake of a dollar. There is so very very much wrong and, rather than make less money, you would see even more destroyed. That's why I'm angry. That's why there is "no one cause" coming from Occupy Wall Street. You can't keep going. The whole world is united against this system. Why don't you just stand up, be a hero and get on the right side while it's still possible? I don't remember any happy/healthy/wealthy overlord living on top of some beautiful mountain in "Mad Max". Do you? Fran Murray 10463
Dear Job Creator | 0
Why didn't you create more jobs while you had the cushiest tax breaks in a long time during Bush administration? I don't believe that you will. I do believe it is all about control , power, and money. I also think it is time we taxed all corporations and the wealthy in the United States. Do you want our resources and workers? Then pay for the privilege to live and work here. I can do well buying my clothing from 2nd had stores. I can get a used car and used appliances. Every way possible, I will tell others ways to get the message to you that you are taking advantage of the people and resources of the USA without paying your fair share to maintain them. Javonne Spitz OFallon, MO 63366
Did you know that having a great deal of wealth is harmful to our nation as a whole? Is keeping it to yourself selfish? Did you read the NYT article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/opinion/sunday/kristof-americas-primal-scream.html Please help change the rules so that the playing field can be level, and then we can all have fun! William Stone Carrboro, NC 27510-4105
The wealthy have too much power and influence and nothing can get in Washington, DC. You have destroyed the economy and you need to be fixed. You need to be spending money on hiring people. The income inequality in this country is too high. The wealthy like you should pay their fair share in taxes. Because you destroyed the economy there aren't jobs, but I have applied for many and still waiting to be hired. Allan 95132
It's not only me | 0
Hi Jim, Looks like I am not the only one that has been jerked around by Wells. Your making a lot more friends in the U.S.A. now. Can’t wait until the day comes when all this gets fixed, until then feel really proud the way you helped your country out @ Wells, and above all live well, God knows you deserve it.
Dear David, Your new friendlier bank tellers willing to accommodate my every need and happily telling me to have a nice day is not working. I still took my money out of your bank. Not fooled my cheery cover-ups. Sincerely, Denise
The good times are over, time for payback. Dave Davis V7A 3Y4
The good times are over, time for payback. Dave Davis V7A 3Y4
I am the 99% | 0
It's time the 99% were heard. You benefited from taxpayer money and are receiving record bonuses while unemployment hovers near 10%. Millions are unemployed or underemployed and suffering while you prosper. The system is broken. Democracy has been replaced by a system where only those with money have their voices heard. It's time the 99% stood up to take this country back from greedy bankers. Rebecca Chang 08801
Fair Taxation! | 0
It is time for the rich to start paying their fair share, that includes corporations!!! Virginia Collins San Leandro, CA 94577-1833
Economic Hit Men | 0
The Wall Street protests have been quite timely for me. I just finished reading "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man". If you are still wondering why people are so angry, reading this book will shed some light. It sure opened my eyes. I realize that many corporate workers have no idea what effect their jobs have on this world, its' people and environment. It's time to open our eyes and look beyond ourselves and our jobs. Deceit and untruths can no longer be the way of the world. It's not going to work anymore. Isabella Lacki NC 28205
I am so sorry to see that our great country has moved backwards so far. We finally got some decent privileges--the 40-hour work week, paid benefits, paid vacation--nowhere near what our more civilized neighbors around the world get, mind you, but at least something. Now big corporations are trying to put us back in the 1800s--ever read Upton Sinclair? Does it make you happy to think you might be like the bosses of those days, firing people who get injured doing your work? Or maybe firing the women who don't want to sleep with their bosses? How about making a ten year-old child work in freezing conditions until he dies of pneumonia? That's what it seems like you want to do. Do you REALLY need a multi-million dollar a year salary? Really? NEED it? Share a tiny bit of your wealth and make the entire world a better place for everyone. Elizabeth Smock Overland Park, KS 66207
You all know, Top Executives and Board Members are responsible for this economic crisis, partially if not fully. You knowingly and intentionally made decisions even though you were fully aware of the devastating effect this will have on our country. Not one of you cared for what effect this will have to the working community. For as long as you filled up your buckets with cash, who cared what would happen next. Eden Espaldon 11234
Florence | 0
Dear Bank of America, My neighbor has been very good. She paid her bills. She keeps her house and yard better than Homes Beautiful. She didn’t lose her job. You mortgaged her at a high rate. All she asked you to do is remortgage her at a reasonable one with no adjustable rate. Why can’t you do that? Why do you want her to put money into an escrow and not tell her how much of that is interest/principal/etc. Why do you hate my neighbor? We here in West Seattle really like her, she is a good neighbor. Her house is nice, small but nice. If you plan to take her house as you say you do, and try to live in it yourself I will teach my dog to poop on your lawn. Also we are moving our money out of your bank, I am paying off my little loan so you can’t make any more profit from me to spend fighting her. I am asking everyone to take their business from your bank. You are very bad people. Kay PS: Santa is watching you know.
Here’s a novel idea for the rich & fearFULL. Learn how to occupy your conscience for a day.
When the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned,& the last fish is caught, we will realize we can’t eat money. When are you going to stand up for what is right for America and the World? Stopping EPA, No climate change, No FDA? You are poisoning our country.
congrats on providing the kind of customer service we come to expect from wall st banks. arresting people for closing accounts? a new low. you should have outsourced the whole shameful affair to oversees workers just to make all the more “corporate”
Unemployment | 0
Hey there Joe, I have been struggling with employment for the past nearly three years. The only difference between me and the people who are loosing their houses is the fact that I do have support; thankfully. But I got divorced nine years ago, at the same time I was putting myself through graduate school, at the same time I had two of my three children in college. I live alone now and have to support myself. I graduated with my masters and was working through contracts until the economy tanked in 2008 and lost my contract. It has been a struggle since trying to find work. For every job I apply for there are five hundred others applying for the same one; I have not had any interviews. It is so frustrating and so sad. Every time I turn around corporations are letting go hundreds, thousands of employees to join me in my job search, while ceo’s are making outrageous bonuses. Why is that I wonder? I have been very curious about the mind set of these ceo’s. Maybe you can explain it to me. How is it that you can enjoy all your benefits knowing that there are so many who have to worry about putting food on the table and keeping their homes. Does it never cross your mind while enjoying all these benefits that there is true suffering going on. Is it an out of sight out of mind sort of thing. I suppose if you don’t see the suffering it has no impact on your psyche. I worry every moment of every day where I will get my next income, how I will make my next house payment, what I have to give up in order to keep my home - food, clothes, transportation. I just don’t understand the chaos we are living in. I wish someone would explain it to me. Please explain it to me. Your friend, Debbie
how are you? | 0
hope all is comfy cozey for you. some people have to work for a living. why don’t you do the right thing for America instead of just taking from America and buying politicians?
Hi Anne, We closed our BofA account this weekend and switched to a local credit union. We weren’t really put off by the debit card fee — though it is unnecessary, considering you’d still be able to maintain $33 billion dollar profits without it — but we cannot, in good faith, continue to fund your company’s trampling of the American dream. I wanted to let you know because you probably wouldn’t have noticed had I not said anything, considering you didn’t even blink after issuing over 10,000 notices of foreclosure in August alone. Please don’t call me the next time you need money. I’m fresh out. Sincerely, Ashley Koch