by Dax-Devlon Ross
My friend just went online to check her balances and got this message from Citibank:
The arrogance of the big banks is beyond astounding! Citigroup fleeced the American people to the tune of a $20,000,000,000 bailout in 2008. This is the same conglomerate that reported second quarter 2011 net income of $3.3 billion and whose second quarter net income grew 24% from the prior year period and 11% from the first quarter 2011.
The most shameful part of this latest bank gouging is that it has the gall to act as if it’s offering customers a choice in the matter. Ha!
By the way, $15 x 12 months = $180. Now multiple that by the number of working class customers who can’t dream of keeping $6,000 in their combined accounts in this shitty economy.
That a bank reaping undue rewards from tax payers has the nerve, the audacity, the gumption, to hit its most vulnerable customers with a petty, needling “service fee” illustrates exactly why Occupy Wall Street is spreading across the country.
Long live the Occupiers!