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Forum Post: Score Another Win for Occupy.

Posted 1 year ago on June 1, 2012, 2:50 a.m. EST by shooz (26701)
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Buffalo City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder announced on Thursday that the city would be pulling $45 million in funds from an account with JPMorgan Chase, following concerns raised by members of the Occupy Buffalo movement.

BuffaloNews.com reported that the Buffalo Sewer Authority funds will be deposited into a higher-yielding account with the local bank First Niagara. The new account will earn 0.30 percent interest. The account with JPMorgan had a 0.25 percent interest rate.

Source: Raw Story (http://s.tt/1d7xR)

Not only that, but the local bank pays better........:)

The rest of the story.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/31/occupy-buffalo-convinces-city-to-withdraw-funds-from-jpmorgan/

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[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4020) 1 year ago

Excellent

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5645) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Ouch! That's gotta hurt. BofA might not give a rat's ass about people pulling out a few thousand here and there, but, Chase sure felt that blow. $45 mil ain't chump change, brother.

I would've loved to have been the 'fly on the wall' when the Pres of the bank was begging Buffalo to reconsider.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26701) 1 year ago

Screw JPMorgan, BofA and all the rest of the WallStreet banks.

I hope more municipalities follow suit.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (5645) from St Louis, MO 1 year ago

Absolutely. This definitely counts as a win in my book. Guaranteed this was a topic of conversation among the WS crowd.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 1 year ago

That is great news indeed!

[-] 1 points by shooz (26701) 1 year ago

Now, if only we could get everyone else to remove their money from these bandit WallStreet banks.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Support your local community Bank and Non-Profit Credit Unions.

Protest with real teeth.

A message that can not be ignored.

Kick the TBTF corporate banks in the balls.

Transfer out your accounts.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26701) 1 year ago

Good news needs an extra bump..........:)

Nothing at all partisan here, just get you money out of WallStreet banks.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I do what I can. It can be hard to avoid being called partisan even when you try to only support or oppose issues.

I try not to see who an author is - just what the issue is about - then I go on the merits. If it is good I support if it is bad I confront.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26701) 1 year ago

Fergettaboutit.

By our nature we are all political beings, and in that way, we are ALL partisan.

If it's the correct thing to do or say, pay no heed to those that will call you partisan as though it's an insult.

It's not. It's just the way you feel.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thanks. Many do pick up on the fact that it is an issue that is being forwarded. So there is some progress in non-partisanship.

[-] 1 points by shooz (26701) 1 year ago

It's just a different partisanship.

Did we forget that Walker was mic-checked?

That was NOT a non-partisan action.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It was a great and funny incident.