Pen Pal

Wall Street has crashed our economy and they and their 1% allies and cronies have left the 99% with the bill. Despite the growing voice of people standing up and fighting back, they still think they can ignore us. But no longer. We're setting up pen pals with the 1% so they can hear exactly what we think about how their greed has triumphed over our need. Write your message to the 1% and we'll send it to Wall Street bankers and post it to a public blog.

It's our moment. Seize it! 

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commented 2013-12-21 00:44:10 -0500
Huh???
commented 2013-01-30 18:47:03 -0500
Ms Zeanwick’s revisonist history is a joke. She got the house in divorce from her husband, who’s son was just murdered when she abandoned him. Funny how she leaves that part out. She did not make her mortgage payments and lost the house a number of years after the divorce
commented 2012-05-11 09:54:38 -0400
You boys are playing with toys. Without needed adult supervision you are hanging yourselves and taking the rest of us down too. When each grabs all, the whole thing collapses. No quant has it on their chart but your company has to tank. Today JP Morgan Chase gambles and crashes. The numbers do not add up. Do you care? Evidence is, you do not.
published this page in Occupy The Boardroom 2012-04-04 20:55:45 -0400
commented 2011-12-20 10:32:33 -0500
Thank you for making the investments in our country which are needed to create jobs.
commented 2011-11-05 15:11:46 -0400
Hi guys,


Bank of America closed my checking accting because I became unemployed and had an over draft- why? because they bounched my accounts several time when I had about 70,000 in my account and money a CD – 1000’s of dollars vanished from my accunt Bank of america only gave me the run around when all the money vanished -they closed my account and reported me to the credit company so, I am glad others are speaking out about the abuse and disappearance of the clients money- maybe if enought people tell their story – maybe, the banks with give us back the money the took from our accounts and the houses that are being sold from the people- should your bank treat you like garbage after they rob you?and make you poor?
commented 2011-10-31 18:55:30 -0400
You’re days are numbered. The 99% will dominate & win. You all don’t have enough money to fight that!!!
commented 2011-10-23 14:29:40 -0400
commented 2011-10-21 10:21:46 -0400
the culture you have created you will live in . I had a personal experience with someone like you and they had the same attitude suddenly without warning the monster he helped create and feed ate him and now he is one of us and suddenly understands.Being unemployed and on the brink of poverty makes for a new perspective, hope to be here to welcome you when it’s your turn.
commented 2011-10-21 09:14:26 -0400
Some scumbag loan officer and consenting title office personel conspired to commit mortgage fraud against my parents during a mortgage refinance thereby robbing them of 40 years worth of life savings. Even after I found smoking gun evidence of this crime the feds, state and county law enforcement didn’t do a damn thing to help, especially the pathetic excuse of a rubber stamp judge who presided over their case. Their mortgage got flipped so many times no one could prove ownership, but they lost their home anyway. It is scandalous that the only interests government institutions have time to serve are those of wealthy corporations and banks. This is not the America in which I grew up. The sooner feet are held to the fire the better.
commented 2011-10-20 22:44:07 -0400
I took my money out of Wachovia Bank because they laundered Mexican drug cartel money. I will have nothing to do with banks who deal with drug dealers! I now only do business with a credit union. I will never again deal with a big bank. Banks have illegally foreclosed on individuals. They also have abandoned their foreclosed homes, not maintaining the properties, further causing neighborhoods to decline even more. Banks only think of gouging the people for their profits!
commented 2011-10-20 22:24:58 -0400
A wise man once said, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.”


Just sit and think about that for a bit and realize that YOU are the few/one and WE are the many…
commented 2011-10-20 21:17:53 -0400
My gated community is suffering because many homeowners have lost jobs and cannot pay their mortgages or assessments. Lack of assessment money in our community budget and lack of maintenance of homes causes hardship on the rest of the community owners. We are all paying more in assessments and our property values are sinking. Banks wait so long to foreclose the home and property is in shambles in the end. This situation takes all incentive for me to spend my dollars for home repair and revitalization that might help the economy. Listen to the Occupy Wall Street people. They have it right. We are fed up with the status quot—-government by the rich for the rich. I am 73 and would gladly camp out with them for as long as it takes to get the reversal we need from congress if I could physically do it.


Karen Doulin

Brooksville, Fl
commented 2011-10-20 21:00:58 -0400
I used to be a stockbroker. My principal taught me to work hard and be honest and the clients would trust me. He built a very respectable independent business before he retired. It is possible to be successful without being greedy and causing innocent people to go without homes while the 1% laugh and buy $8000 shower curtains.
commented 2011-10-20 20:32:05 -0400
we really should have voiced these gripes early on during the bush administration but at least we finally woke up! better late than never! congrats!!!
commented 2011-10-20 17:20:27 -0400
The ridiculous bank of america plan to charge a 5 dollar fee for using my debit card was the last straw. I am officially angry with this economic situtation and I blame the so called job creators!
commented 2011-10-20 12:01:25 -0400
I find it amazing and hypocritical that so many of these bankers and investors as well as banking institutions and investing institutions and insurance institutions all campagined for decades about the great system of capitalism.

In the 90s they even lobbied for deregulation and were awarded such priveleges by the U.S. Government.

But when these same people and institutions became embroiled in a huge serious financial crisis they turned to a socialistic solution and approach. They eagerly accepted the enormous aid by the taxpayers with the authority of the U.S. Government under the then Bush administration. Thus they gladly and willingly took the bailout money and used a socialistic solution to an ugly problem that they created by their unethical attitude and disregard for the American people.

Now that the American people and taxpayers are experiencing a huge financial crisis these same institutions and bankers and investors and insurance giants refuse to extend any help.

These same ungrateful people are upset at the protests and the demand by the vast majority of Americans for intense government regulations and socialized health system.

I have not mentioned yet that when these criminal people accepted the bailout money they helped themselves illegally to it for their private gain when the money was completely meant for the economy not bonuses.


Now they wonder why such a vast majority of Americans not longer have any credibilty in them.
commented 2011-10-20 10:30:48 -0400
The working class and the poor are always being called upon to be patriotic and to make sacrifices for the good of our nation. We get tax increases, wage cuts, longer work hours, less benefits. Our kids fight the wars. Then our tax dollars get spent to bailout criminally negligent corporations, their CEO’s continue to give themselves huge bonuses as a reward for destroying the american economy, our homes are foreclosed on, our jobs are shipped overseas and our pension funds are stolen. It’s time for the 1% to be patriotic, make sacrifices and start acting like responsible human beings.
commented 2011-10-20 09:23:22 -0400
You took more than your share. Sent our jobs overseas to raise the stock prices and then told us we did not want to work for a fair wage, one more in line with Third World Countries. Well, game over. Time for a reset.We will not let you make our Democracy into a place Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini would feel at home. A country that servers business interests over citizens interests. I like the laws our Founding Fathers had for Corporations. Time to bring that vision back and remind the world Companies are not people and have only the “Rights” we give them. They do not have the “Right” to control the Media and buy our Government. I support Democracy and our Founding Fathers. Not Benito’s & Ayn Rand’s Dream. Liberty & Justice for all “People” Humans. Corporations are just bad legal fiction. Time for a rewrite of our laws.
commented 2011-10-20 08:58:16 -0400
you are millions and billions, why not give something back so this counrty can be strong again?
commented 2011-10-20 08:03:43 -0400
To the 1@ at the top. Please for a minute take a look at us below you. I am a single mom, hard working, me and many of my friends are out of business and have lost our home, our lively hood. See what you have done to the country with your selfishness. How much do you really need? We all want a piece of the American Dream. So let some of the wealth go, you will get it back 10 times I am told.
commented 2011-10-20 07:01:59 -0400
my retirement fund or as my company calls it my 401k lost 2/3rds of its value, We need over site of Wall Street and CNBC
commented 2011-10-20 06:24:24 -0400
Dear One Percent Group,

Bearing in mind that there are always two sides to every story, I am tired of hearing your side of the story and watching the statistics and reports about your lack of humanness. I am tired of feeling like I am always at the bottom of your pyramid rolling bricks for some unknown reason so that you feel entitled. I am doing my level best as a social worker to clean up your messes because that is what I do best: sweep your floors and eat it with the rest of everyone else who failed to make the mark of the 1%. You need us to fail, to grovel at the bottom, and you need us to remind you why you don’t want to become what you think we all are. Well, look again. And “we the people” belongs to a concept bigger than the founding fathers knew when they wrote it: this is a sink or swim world we are all in and without us working for you, you are nothing. I worked as a low paying social worker because I believed in offering the best possible services to folks least able to afford it. I taught people on medicaid for years and years to believe in themselves and to use this money and service to get up and go. I then took a lower paying job as an aid assisting teachers in schools when corporate America decided Community mental health was lame and introduced HMO’s, PPO’s, and other private company brainsets. As an aid, I can accomplish again what was banished: a long term solution to helping children feel hope and success. I can be with them long term. So if you privatize education, I will have to work for nothing, won’t I? Did you kill my spirit? No. I am simply a step away from the proverbial foreclosure, the proverbial bit of belonging to a tent camp somewhere, and a paycheck away from dire straits. Think about what you do everyday to feel good about YOURSELVES. To know that you will leave this earth making a difference in the lives of others. Can you?
commented 2011-10-20 04:48:32 -0400
It is mind boggling that you can go to sleep at night knowing that little children go to bed hungry, have no health coverage and if sick and in need of medical attention, cannot visit a medical doctor. You are zombies without a soul. How can you possibly have a soul when you sold it out to the devil for power and riches. What you forget is that everything in our mundane world is temporary and you will answer for your actions sooner or later. At the bat of an eye lid you will find yourselves in a worst situation than the one you have chosen for us surfs who unfortunately for you, we do have a mind and a brain. We know you have stolen our dreams and our children’s future because one yacht is not enough. One mansion is not enough. You need several yachts and several mansions to be able to survive. Never mind that the 99% of the population are bordering poverty. Where did all the money go? How much money do you need to fill your stomachs with the best of food and house yourselves with the best of the best? It is time you realize that the good times are over. You have to answer for your actions as the 99% is a much bigger number than the 1%!!!! We are done tolerating your greed. Justice will prevail.
commented 2011-10-20 03:54:55 -0400
You should feel obligated to give back instead of taking more….
commented 2011-10-20 00:37:55 -0400
One would think, to hear people talk, that the Rothchilds and the Rockefellers were on the side of property. But obviously they are the enemies of property; because they are enemies of their own limitations. They do not want their own land; but other people’s…It is the negation of property that the Duke of Sutherland should have all the farms in one estate; just as it would be the negation of marriage if he had all our wives in one harem.—G.K. Chesterton


Did you ever hear of the French Revolution? The people were starving, and the aristocrats did nothing. The next time the economy tanks and the banks require bailing out, the people will stop being nice to you thieves. Just keep doing what you’re doing.
commented 2011-10-20 00:36:23 -0400
I came to Florida in 1995 with $100,000.00 and excellent credit. Now I live in a rundown rental because Wells Fargo took my house, took government money and resold my house at a price I could have afforded. They chose to PUT ME OUT TO SAVE MY EQUITY rather than adjust the mortgage to reflect the 43% reduction in the value of the home! Thieves! That money was for my son! It was HIS INHERITANCE!
commented 2011-10-19 23:45:04 -0400
You didn’t make it alone. People work together to build success and the results should be shared. We are not your serfs, we are not your slaves and we will hold your accountable for the untold misery you have created.
commented 2011-10-19 23:42:39 -0400
As we know, the Wall Street bundling of credit default swaps has endangered the world’s economy to the point of collapse. This event has created a lack of jobs, business investments, business loans, and making it difficult to make loans. Housing foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, joblessness has many brought to the point of no return to their prior lives prior to 2007. Banks and investment companies that participated in these credit default swaps, along with rating agencies that rated the swaps and mortgages that made up the bundles, need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and be required to make reparations.
commented 2011-10-19 23:17:47 -0400
I had been a homeowner for 19 years when Osceola County, Florida, gave me the choice of staying with my abusive husband of 7 years or lose everything. I am now divorced. Just a month ago, I closed my Fifth-Third Bank account. They re-opened it without my authorization, paid hundreds of dollars of ACH pulls without even notifying me first, and now expect me to pay them. I’m now with a community bank and will never trust a big bank again.
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