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Bank Robbery – Then and Now

With the summer Movie blackbuster season well under way, possibly the top movie of the summer will be released this week detailing some of the life of John Dillinger, played by possibly the best actor of his age group, Johnny Depp.

In the 1930 Depression era, bank robbers and gangters became pop culture heroes  – John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Machine Gun” Kelly, Bonnie & Clyde, and probably the most deadly gang – that of “Ma” Barker’s boys and Alvin Karpis.

John Dillinger

John Dillinger

Whereas once it was criminals robbing banks – it’s now the banks robbing the public. And like the criminals of the 1930’s – it’s time for the Feds to step in –

Overdraft Fees: A $17.5 Billion Dollar Industry

Consumers being weighted down by overdraft fees may soon have relief in the form of H.R. 1456, The Consumer Overdraft Protection Fair Practices Act. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2009 in You Know It's Bad When...

 

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