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Which Bank Is the Worst for America? 5 Behemoths That Hold Our Political System Hostage

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We've ranked the banks based on how shamelessly they game the political process through lobbying, revolving door politics and campaign donations.


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Carol H (229)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:03 am
Bank of America gets my vote! thanks Cal, noted

Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:23 am

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:23 pm
It's exhausting. . .draining. . .seemingly endless. It's easy to understand why We, the People, all too often throw in the towel rather than remain steadfast in the fight to squash the limitless power of these Goliaths.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 12:53 pm
What's unbelievably ironic here is that Citigroup just posted a 74% increase in earnings for the third quarter... And another bit of irony (in my mind at least) I received a "invitation to apply" for one of their credit cards.... Hahahahahahaha! I haven't had a credit card in over ten years and am quite content to do without one for the foreseeable future.
These are the same people that arrested CUSTOMERS for trying to close their accounts.... Yep, never doing business with them....EVER!

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:22 pm
All banks are bad that do not cultivate love and happiness among all the people. The people at the banks, however, are just as much victims of our oppressive system as we are. Be kind, even towards them.

Barbara W (342)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:39 pm
"Goldman Sachs, the famed “vampire squid” in Matt Taibbi’s formulation, is the only investment bank on our list. However, no look at the corrupting influence of Big Finance would be complete without it. It's “only” at 54 on Fortune’s list, but still higher than, among others, Intel, Chrysler and Sears, with $911.3 billion in assets and $46 billion in revenues, and profits of $8.35 billion in 2010. For many, Goldman Sachs is the face of all that’s wrong with Wall Street, stoking massive anger when CEO Lloyd Blankfein told a reporter that he was “doing God’s work.” CEO Lloyd Blankfein said he's doing Gods work. Anyone familiar with this God he works for?

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 2:59 pm
Noted! Citigroup gets my vote. It is interesting that GWB is the one who instigated the TARP bailouts and President Obama is still getting blamed for it. The George W. Bush legacy lives on! Meanwhile, GWB lives in his 2 million dollar mansion in Dallas totally uncaring about what he has done to this country! And believe it or not, there are people who still think he was a wonderful president! GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 5:42 pm
Excellent article, Cal. Tweeted and shared by email with family and friends.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 8:53 pm
big banner on a collection agency building here. "Now Hiring! No Experience Needed!" Desparate times for desparate people. I hope no one applies, but it would put food on the table, even though it takes it out of the mouth of someone else.

Billie C (2)
Thursday October 20, 2011, 10:16 pm
why aren't the to big to fail banks being broke up? att was broken up into the baby bells because they were to big. the shouldn't be allowed to continue like they are. break them up.

Janet R (38)
Friday October 21, 2011, 3:51 am
It is time for a breakup of the big banks but it won't happen because Congress is in bed with banks and oil companies and pretty much anyone that they can be in bed with. Except the taxpayer of course, they certainly don't want to be in bed with us even though we are paying their salaries. The real problem is the fact that these banks and so many other corporations only care about their shareholders. They don't care about the employees and they don't care about the consumers of the products and services. ROI to the shareholder, that is what drives them. B of A is making ridiculous profits yet laying off thousands. They certainly didn't need the stimulus money they were given and none of these banks made many loans with the money. It is really a shame what is going on in America these days.

Roger G (148)
Friday October 21, 2011, 1:46 pm
noted, thanks !

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday October 21, 2011, 2:43 pm
Thanks Cal--so pleased I live and do business in Australia.

Nancy C (806)
Monday October 24, 2011, 8:03 am
Invest in Main Street ad break up the "too big to fail". They need to be too small to rule.
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