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12:46 PM on 01/14/2010
Remove the tax exempt status of these churches!!!! That is all I hear when a church speaks out about abortion. This is as a political issue as abortion is, so lets hear all you libs call for these churches to be stripped of their tax exempt status.
12:49 PM on 01/14/2010
Well if you got a job...we won't need their taxes.
12:55 PM on 01/14/2010
Ad hominem attacks aside, if they want a political voice, then they must be taxed.

Otherwise, it's a case of representation without taxation.
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Haditup2here
8 Years of Insanity and now you're mad?
12:54 PM on 01/14/2010
That only applies if a church tries to influence legislation or secretly endorses a political action committee. So, what legislation has been proposed in the sermon.
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MartyinLA
06:35 PM on 01/14/2010
Hello, how about the tens of millions of dollars raised by the Mormon and Catholic churches from their pulpits to block gay marriage in California! These churches need to pay taxes.
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Retrofuturistic
see things as they really are
12:46 PM on 01/14/2010
Why can't the "faith group" let the action speak for itself and leave Jaysus out of it? When they bring religion into the effort, it causes people to lose respect for the act. In other words, it makes it somehow manipulative and not just an action that was performed solely because it was right.
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amdezurik
12:54 PM on 01/14/2010
sos sayith BofA...
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logicalchoice
logic is as logic does
01:25 PM on 01/14/2010
not for those devoted ones that are getting up early on a sunday to hear.
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Fogy
RIP, ignorance
12:36 PM on 01/14/2010
Moving your money is a great idea, do it. But it’s a band-aid. The real problem is the system, not which bank you keep your money at.

Chances are you don’t know the information in the following documentaries. If you don’t know how our money supply has been hijacked by elite banking families, how can you hope to solve the problem of artificially-created depressions and bank bailouts?

To solve the problem you have to understand the problem. To understand the way the system is gamed, you MUST watch the documentaries at

http://www.themoneymasters.com !

An economy runs on the availability of money in the form of loans to businesses. Control the supply of money means you control the economy. The private families who own the banks that comprise the Federal Reserve CORPORATION control the economy.

It doesn’t matter if money is gold, silver, paper or sea shells. He who controls the SUPPLY of money controls the economy.

We MUST FORCE Congress to end their subservience to the PRIVATELY OWNED “Federal” Reserve, take BACK their constitutional duty to regulate our currency DEBT FREE and eliminate the inflationary, wealth-stealing disaster known as Fractional Reserve Banking.

The solution for monetary reform is:

http://www.themoneymasters.com/monetary-reform-act/

Have you ever wondered why banks often have the biggest buildings in downtown centers? They are the Money Masters. They manipulate money for a living, and they’ve been cheating us blind, not just recently, but for centuries.
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PerryWhite
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01:27 PM on 01/14/2010
Gee, with all of your expertise in the banking business, why haven't you opened a bank? You could have Bill Maher and Arianna do your ads (gratis I'm sure) for the First Old Fogy Bank and Trust.
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Fogy
RIP, ignorance
04:31 PM on 01/14/2010
Because I would open a credit union. Watch the videos and you wouldn't have to ask.
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01:27 PM on 01/14/2010
We have to start somewhere don't we. We need tangible action. Beyond blogs and ideology what TANGIBLE action have you taken to make the change? Without physical action there is no movement no mater how philosophically inspired you might be.
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Fogy
RIP, ignorance
04:18 PM on 01/14/2010
Perhaps I should rewrite my post so that it will be even MORE obvious that I'm saying do BOTH.

Part of the TANGIBLE action IS spreading awareness. How many people do you see discussing the Federal Reserve's roll in the crisis. Not the "they're fixing it" roll, mind you, but the "they're CAUSING it" roll?

That's what I thought. Watch the videos and educate yourself, AND move your money in the meantime.
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12:27 PM on 01/14/2010
A Bank of America spokesman told HuffPost on Tuesday that a foreclosure moratorium would be unnecessary because the bank doesn't foreclose on a homeowner eligible for a modification under the Obama administration's Home Affordable Modification Program.

Bullshit!
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amdezurik
12:54 PM on 01/14/2010
you last word sums Bof A perfectly
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logicalchoice
logic is as logic does
01:27 PM on 01/14/2010
its like they can be looking at a steaming pile of poo and say "oh, that really tastes delicious. you should have some." and we are supposed to say "oh golly jeez, you are so kind. thank you."
12:25 PM on 01/14/2010
Protest Campaign Targets the Big Banks
Long before the financial crash that started the recession, most people felt that that the big banks were ripping us off. Think about ATM fees for a moment. Banks installed them and encouraged their customers to use them in order to save money. They needed fewer clerks and big branches and customers benefited by being able to obtain cash around the clock at hundreds of thousands of locations around the world. Then big company greed took over. The Huffington Post has proposed that we all take action to show the big banks that we’re not happy. They’re urging people to move their business from the big banks to safe, local banks. [...]
http://silverbuzzcafe.com/?p=6979
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AllShookUp
Hug A Hater
12:20 PM on 01/14/2010
It's time for people to take a stand, and I salute you! Hopefully many more large organizations will follow suit.
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floridafun
Yes We Are!
12:35 PM on 01/14/2010
x2! i switched from wells fargo to my local credit union a couple years ago. they are such an improvement! no charge to call them, never multiple charges on overdraft (with wells fargo its automatically 2 within minutes..like you came in and gave them the 28 cents you were short the second the first notice is processed, no problems..no hidden or small print fees/charges, and they are everyday folk just like us!
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Haditup2here
8 Years of Insanity and now you're mad?
12:51 PM on 01/14/2010
Everything that you can do with a bank such as BofA, you can do with a credit union. Even if you are out of the area, you can still do banking if you have direct deposit and access to ATMs that do not charge fees for using a different bank. Therefore, I don't see why anyone would choose to bank at any other bank than a credit union.
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floridafun
Yes We Are!
12:37 PM on 01/14/2010
and local smaller-time banks do not sell your mortgage to the big banks soon as they process your loan. bonus! fyi--always ask if the bank you go to for mortgage will keep it or sell it!
01:56 PM on 01/14/2010
Great Point! In the end, even community banks are going to do what is profitable for them, not us.
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Doug Compagner
Create Wealth...Don't redistribute wealth
12:20 PM on 01/14/2010
What about the bonuses that the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac executives recieved....lets demand their back also...what fair is fair....Right?
12:45 PM on 01/14/2010
What? according to this video, the executive at Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines was doing a great job!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs

In fact maxine waters praises his leadership. Evidently cooking the books to get larger bonuses is great leadership according to the dems.

Of course the major blame for the financial crisis is billy clinton forcing banks to lower the standards for loans, thereby affecting fannie mae, then franklin raines cooking the books in order to get a larger bonus. I do believe he was fined for his accounting practices, but since fannie mae has long been a place to reward dems with cushy, high paying jobs, passes were given for everything.
11:38 PM on 01/14/2010
Of course during the Republican administrations it was a dandy place for Republicans to get cushy high paying jobs. And you know what? That was when the economy fell apart.
11:35 PM on 01/14/2010
No problem, any financial institution that had to be bailed out gets no executive bonuses till all money is paid back with interest.
12:10 PM on 01/14/2010
DEMAND THE FDIC TO BREAK UP THE TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS like community banks that have been closed. No bank is above the law regardless of size. If anything, the lesson here is that we should not let any bank get too big to fail.

MILLIONS OF JOBS GUARANTEED TO BE CREATED WHEN THE FDIC BREAK UP THE TOO BIG TO FAIL BANKS!!
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MartyinLA
06:38 PM on 01/14/2010
That is the way to go, not this pull your nickles and dimes out of BofA and other big banks. BREAK THEM UP so they aren't to big to fail. If they take big risks, we can say bye bye see you later.
12:02 PM on 01/14/2010
I don't generally approved of religious community involvement in anything such as this that is both very political and financially motivated. However, in this case, I'll make an exception. BoA serves only two interests, that of their CEO and their investors, everyone else can go to hell. No one is required to bank with them and frankly, I don't understand why anyone would. Watching a church put the screws to BoA is entertaining.
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mom2sons
INever doubt that a group of comitted citizens can
12:19 PM on 01/14/2010
Glad I'm with a private bank. Move your money to Dollar Bank if in your state, or credit unions. I belong to 2 credit unions too.
01:27 PM on 01/14/2010
Moved my money to a private bank 3 years ago and could not be happier. There were some initial adjustments - no one to talk to after 6pm, not open on weekends,but I actually have a real genuine relationship with my bank and its employees - well worth the petty inconviences. I read about the tactics of the big banks and wonder why anyone still puts up with it!
12:41 PM on 01/14/2010
I agree with you completely. I only take issue with Church's who try to influence Legislation.
12:45 PM on 01/14/2010
how so?
12:52 PM on 01/14/2010
well to be more precise, do you agree when a faith based organization supports legislation you approve of? For example a church that is for the HCR bill.

Not trying to be devious, just wondering your opinion.