Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Frank & Ernest

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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    They must be going to my bank…it’s hardly worth putting money in…

  2. Proginoskes

    Proginoskes said, over 3 years ago

    @ Jo Clear: Do we bank at the same place?

  3. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 3 years ago

    ah, for the good old days when they actually paid you to let them hold your money

  4. mdemetz

    mdemetz said, over 3 years ago

    They don’t need your money, the goverment has given it to them.

  5. Amy Lowenstein

    Amy Lowenstein GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Frank and Ernest, ain’t it the truth?

  6. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 3 years ago

    They use your money to make more money for themselves and charge you a service fee for the privilege of letting them use your money. What a racket!

  7. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago

    Ridiculously low interest rates are called “The Senior Tax.” Many older people contributed slowly to a nest egg all their lives with the intention of living on the interest. They get no praise, only pain, for helping the economy in this way. It could be worse — interest rates could be NEGATIVE!

  8. InTraining

    InTraining said, over 3 years ago

    Wage slaves….. ! ? !

  9. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    If you saw all of the regulations placed on banks, I hardly call it deregulation. Bankers have more regulations now than at any point in America’s history.

  10. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 3 years ago


    Remember when banks paid 4.25 percent interest on passbook savings, and Savings and Loans paid 4.5 percent? I think it was Reagan who pushed that such rates be left to market demand; that they would probably stay the same or go higher due to competition among banks. Actually, the rates dropped within weeks, and have stayed lower ever since.

    And also when financial institutions claimed dire hardship if account interest were taxed as it accumulated, as wages are? They said if such a bill were passed in Congress, banks would fail and so forth with the added burden. Banks sent memos with their account statements begging people to write their representatives to defeat the bill. It was defeated. Within 6 months, financial institutions were making record profits.
    Given the shenanigans the financial industry has pulled in the past, banks have only themselves to blame for public mistrust and the regulation that they claim stifles them. They have the power to ruin the lives of millions of people, after all, and often enough get away with it as is.

  11. Tin Can Twidget 1950

    Tin Can Twidget 1950 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    You mean you actually expect the bank to pay you interest when they can borrow it free from the Fed?

  12. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago


    No kidding. I had a passbook account in the ’70s that earned 5% interest. Even a small amount of money quickly grew. Now I earn no interest on one savings account and a few pennies a month on the other, and have to pay $8 to keep that account open.

    What’s really a slap in the face is if I had a large balance in my account , I would get everything free.

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