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Bank Of America Is Attempting To Rob America Blind With The Help Of The Federal Reserve

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Bank Of America Is Attempting To Rob America Blind With The Help Of The Federal Reserve
Posted By: Lion [Send E-Mail]
Date: Friday, 21-Oct-2011 19:37:28
Bank Of America Is Attempting To Rob America Blind With The Help Of The Federal Reserve
October 20, 2011
By Madison Ruppert

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) is in trouble and any other business which would just go under without any help; the corrupt banksters, with the help of the private Federal Reserve, are attempting to pass off their failures to the American people. Again.
Only three years ago the American people had massive debts piled on our heads by being forced to bail out the biggest lenders in the United States.
During this bailout, Bank of America received a whopping $45 billion and as of midyear had deposits numbering some $1.04 trillion.
Now Bank of America is attempting to protect itself from its derivative exposure through its Merrill Lynch unit by moving derivatives to a subsidiary replete with insured deposits.
This means that if the bank were to fail, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, would be on the hook for paying for the moved derivatives.
If the derivatives remained in Merrill Lynch, which is not insured by the FDIC and thus the taxpayer, and the bank were to collapse, the money would be lost.
Unsurprisingly, the private Federal Reserve has absolutely no problem with the move, while the FDIC is objecting according to anonymous sources cited by Bloomberg.
Even more unsurprisingly, Bank of America thinks that no regulatory approval is needed, regardless of the fact that this is an openly fraudulent way of insuring items which should never be insured.
This is surreptitiously timed given Moody’s downgraded Bank of America’s long term credit ratings on September 21st, slashing both the holding company and the retail bank’s ratings by two notches each.
Section 23A of the Federal Reserve Act is supposed to act like a firewall, preventing the affiliates of lenders from gaining from the lenders’ federal subsidy and also to protect the bank from risks originating from the affiliate, according to Saule Omarova, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill law professor.
This section was created because, “Congress doesn’t want a bank’s FDIC insurance and access to the Fed discount window to somehow benefit an affiliate,” Omarova said to Bloomberg.
However, in September of 2010, Bank of America was officially given a letter of exemption from Section 23A, effectively ending what the Federal Reserve’s general counsel, Scott Alvarez, told Congress in 2008 “is among the most important tools that U.S. bank regulators have to protect the safety and soundness of U.S. banks”.
So, with the help of the Fed, Bank of America is already exempt from one of the most important impediments to banks going out of control.
And now the Fed is once again backing the Bank of America’s attempts to undermine what little regulation we have in the banking system by putting the American people on the hook for their derivative exposure.
Bill Black, a Professor of Economics and Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, summed the issue up nicely in an e-mail to Washington’s Blog:
1. The bank holding company (BAC) is moving troubled assets held by an entity not insured by the public (Merrill Lynch) to the Bank of America, which is insured by the public
2. The banking rules are designed to prevent that because they are designed to protect the FDIC insurance fund (which the Treasury guarantees)
3. Any marginally competent regulator would say “No, Hell NO!”
4. The Fed, reportedly, is saying “Sure, no worries” by allowing the sale of an affiliate’s troubled assets to B of A
5. This is a really good “natural experiment” that allows us to test whether the Fed is protects the public or the uninsured and systemically dangerous institutions (the bank holding companies (BHCs))
6. We are all shocked, shocked [sarcasm] that Bernanke responded to the experiment by choosing to protect the BHC at the expense of the public.
It is also worth noting that Bank of America has been guilty of refusing to let customers close accounts in what are essentially mini-bank runs. Unfortunately, this is not isolated to one branch as you can see in the following videos:
America’s poverty problem is worse than ever with 46.2 million Americans living in poverty in 2010 – the worst since record-keeping began over 50 years ago at the Census Bureau.
A record percentage of Americans are impoverished at 15.1% and even more disturbingly, 22% of children are living below the poverty line.
Hunger problems in America are already worse than China’s according to Gallup.
How long are we going to allow bankers to run roughshod over the American people?
How long are we going to allow the private Federal Reserve – which is rife with deception and corruption and can block internal investigations, audits and subpoenas by its own Investigator General via the Fed’s Chairman, Bernanke – to keep serving the banks while robbing the rest of us?
While the Occupy Wall Street movement is mostly accurate in targeting the criminals on Wall Street and in the banks, we must not forget that the private Federal Reserve is what makes it all possible.
We must not lose focus on the head of the snake as cutting off the tail will just allow the snake to wriggle away and strike again.
America needs to step up to the plate and fight back against the private Federal Reserve and their buddies in the “too big to fail” banks that continue to take every single penny from hungry Americans’ pockets.
I hope the Fed reads this and detects “an ongoing trend of negative sentiment” – if you’d like to help them get the picture you can plaster anti-Federal Reserve language on every social network you are a part of.
We need to make them get the picture one way or another: we are sick and tired of a criminal banking cartel controlling our country’s finances. We want freedom. We will no longer stand for corporatism or crony capitalism. We want the Federal Reserve to be dismantled as there is no other way to dig ourselves out of the hole they’ve put us in.


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Dan said...

Vote me as President, John Smith bin Laden, and I will tell the truth the whole time.

I will make sure each and every one of you will pay for this $79,000,000,000,000 from derivatives or you go to prison.

There will be a Notice of Levy sent to each Amercan, Government Officials EXEMPT, for the amount of $316,000, payable in 5 years, or else, and 29.99% interest will be included.

This statute is irrelevant pertaining to ONLY any officer, employee, or elected official, of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of the United States or the District of Columbia:
TITLE 26, Subtitle F, CHAPTER 64, Subchapter D, PART II, Sec. 6331, (a) Authority of Secretary
If any person liable to pay any tax neglects or refuses to pay the same within 10 days after notice and demand, it shall be lawful for the Secretary to collect such tax (and such further sum as shall be sufficient to cover the expenses of the levy) by levy upon all property and rights to property (except such property as is exempt under section 6334) belonging to such person or on which there is a lien provided in this chapter for the payment of such tax. Levy may be made upon the accrued salary or wages of any officer, employee, or elected official, of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any agency or instrumentality of the United States or the District of Columbia, by serving a notice of levy on the employer (as defined in section 3401(d)) of such officer, employee, or elected official. If the Secretary makes a finding that the collection of such tax is in jeopardy, notice and demand for immediate payment of such tax may be made by the Secretary and, upon failure or refusal to pay such tax, collection thereof by levy shall be lawful without regard to the 10-day period provided in this section.

Don't you see that this is MISSING from the back of the Notice of Levy, so We the People are ignorant and you should be protesting this just as much as OWS and the FED.