Banks actually want lazy customers. When they invent new fees, they determine how many customers will be upset enough to switch. Unfortunately for us, it's so difficult to switch banks the math has always worked in their favor.
Big banks have constricted lending, making small banks the key to restoring the flow of credit. But their capacity to do so during a recession hinges on whether the Senate reauthorizes a key loan-guarantee program.
How can politicians claim to be against Too Big To Fail banks when they actually have an account or a credit card or a mortgage at one such offender? Shouldn't state officials be held accountable for where they park the taxpayers' funds?
I'm talking to all of you that keep doing your banking at the giant, too big to fail, Wall Street banks that brought our economy to the brink of disaster. It's time to break up with your banker and get the hell out.