Showing posts from February, 2010


To Heck With the Big Guys

Someone close to me was one of those victims of Wells Fargo (Could have been B of A or J.P. Morgan Chase, any of the Big Guys... ) charged $35 each for several overdrafts on his debit card before he caught on what was happening. As a college student, $35 here and there amounts to a big deal.

And of course I'm groused out about how the big banks are exploiting credit card holders, not lending like they should, soaking up public funds, overpaying their executives, lobbying against reasonable regulations, etc.

So we decided to take our meager funds out of Wells Fargo and put them in a local credit union. And that was BEFORE Huffington Post came up with the "Move Your Money" campaign.

But I really like how Huffington approaches this. Check it out here. Chances are, you will actually save money by moving it to a credit union or a locally owned bank.

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Only Dummies Believe in Free Rides

National Debt Growing Huge

Infrastructure Falling Apart

Education Decaying

Medical Bankruptcies Rampant

Wars With No Civilian Sacrifice

On and on and on and on and on......

Bad stuff, all that. So what do numbnuts do? Attack the IRS! Scream that taxes take "my money."

So I'm screaming "take my money!" Tax me fairly. Use the money wisely. Don't let America slide into shambles. Paying our way is the American way. (P.S. as a retired person, I am reminded every day that those FICA taxes were the best money I - and my employers - ever spent.)

And I want America to stay the world leader it should be. For that to happen, we all have to shoulder our share of the load.


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