Pretty much everyone you know has already been gouged by credit card companies while the Band Played On.
Congress said nothing, the President said nothing. Nobody stopped every major credit card company in the USA from screwing with everyone’s credit scores by cranking up their interest rates in mid-stream and offering customers no options other than to “freeze” their cards, which of course would also affect their credit ratings. The Screwing of American credit card holders is pretty much completed.
Even the best, most reliable customers were burned without a place to turn. Very few people knew that they could call their credit card companies and refuse to allow them to do this. Even then, this would involve threatening to pay the card off and refusing to use it again until the company reinstated the original interest rate.
That’s not the only thing these thieves got away with. As far back as February of this year, the usual suspects made arrangements with 30 states to have unemployment checks deposited into debit cards they owned. Then they gouged the Unemployed by charging them fees and squeezing some of their unemployment money out of them. Nobody with any power said boo on their behalf. All the while, these same companies had taken billions in bailout money.
Companies like Chase, Citigroup, Capital One, AMEX, and Bank Of America have completed their gouging plan. The only effort to stop them came from the Fed with a rule that they couldn’t arbitrarily raise rates……after the year 2010, a rule that was designed to give their goombahs in the banking industry plenty of time to screw America first.
So now that it’s all pretty much over and everyone is duly screwed, President Obama had a meeting with these thieves and he means to make sure credit card reform happens. Unless this is going to be retroactive, it’s all bullcrap.
This is also same man who, as Senator, voted “No” to capping interest rates. His claim early on during the Presidential Primaries was that “30% cap was still too high”. Damned right it was. But apparently, in his own brand of wisdom, Obama deduced that NO cap was better than a 30% cap. In other words, he voted “Present”. See 10:00 in this debate video where that pig John Edwards comes right out and laughs about Obama’s ‘rationale’.
Here’s a video of President Obama roaring like a lion at Credit Card company big shots–now that most all Americans who have credit cards have already been F*cked.
Thanks Barack! Put your teeth back in and make this retroactive, else it will be clear that this is just another pretend photo opportunity where you hand out snowballs in the summertime and the public watches them melt right in their hands. But we can at least say that you stayed awake. Your “Top” financial advisor Larry Summers didn’t. When you you going to fire that arrogant ass? Just wondering.