Monday, February 09, 2009
What Would You Tell A Bank CEO?
MoveOn asked the question "What Would You Tell A Bank CEO?"
Seems some CEO's might be asked some hard questions in committee in DC this week. They might cry a bit, and hope they can make it home without losing their pants. Or their place in line in Jackson Hole.
Don't know what you would do, but this is what I said:
Hey Bank President:
1/ Do you spend 50% of your take-home on rent?
2/ Are your incomes flat—for the last 15 years?
3/ Are you unable to take time off for healthcare because that would cut into your hourly pay?
4/ Have you missed a credit card payment and been told by the bank that your APR is now 25%?
No. Didn't think so.
I spit in your face. If I saw you walking by the side of the highway pushing a shopping cart, looking for cans and bottles, I'd be tempted to hit you. Just to watch you fly.