Frank & Ernest by Thaves

Frank & Ernest

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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, about 1 year ago

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

  2. Proginoskes

    Proginoskes said, about 1 year ago

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

  3. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, about 1 year ago

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

  4. mdemetz

    mdemetz said, about 1 year ago

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

  5. Amy Lowenstein

    Amy Lowenstein GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Frank and Ernest, ain’t it the truth?

  6. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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, about 1 year 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, about 1 year ago

    Wage slaves….. ! ? !

  9. sandflea

    sandflea GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mdemetz

    Ain’t deregulation grand?

  10. parkerfields

    parkerfields GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @sandflea

    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.

  11. emptc12

    emptc12 said, about 1 year ago

    @parkerfields

    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.
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    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.
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    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.

  12. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Kansas: The Point of Know Return

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROb8ITISjJI

  13. Tin Can Twidget

    Tin Can Twidget GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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?

  14. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, about 1 year ago

    @emptc12

    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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