Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just asking....

*  Is Gov. John Kasich manipulating the facts about what public workers are already paying for their health insurance and pensions?


Mr. Kasich told loyalists that Issue 2, if it passes, will make public employees pay toward their health care and pensions, something he said many do not currently do.

“Don’t you think that a public employee should pay at least 15 percent of their health care? How can anybody say ‘I should pay zero?’” he told the crowd at Omni Midwest banquet hall at 2567 Bancroft St. and was cheered on. He told listeners to remember the numbers 10 and 15 — 10 percent for the contribution public employees will have to make to their pensions and 15 percent for the minimum contribution to their health care if the law passes....

Excuse me! No one is asking to pay zero and no one, except perhaps some of your hand-picked staff members, is paying zero. Why does Kasich need to resort to these lies???? 

*  This will come as a surprise to a lot of people----> Some banks will start to charge for the use of debit cards, and other services.


Bank of America, the nation’s biggest bank, said on Thursday that it planned to start charging customers a $5 monthly fee when they used their debit cards for purchases. It was just one of several new charges expected to hit consumers as new regulations crimp banks’ profits. 

Wells Fargo and Chase are testing $3 monthly debit card fees. Regions Financial, based in Birmingham, Ala., plans to start charging a $4 fee next month, while SunTrust, another regional powerhouse, is charging a $5 fee......

....Chase is now charging customers for a paper statement. It also, like many other banks, scrapped its debit card rewards program. And customers that Chase inherited from Washington Mutual no longer enjoy free checking accounts.... 

While Republicans, like Rep. Steve Stivers, work hard to protect the banks from regulations, we are getting nickle and dimed at every turn by the banks.  Will people resort to money under the mattresses again? Instead of working on legislation to undo regulations, the Republicans need to pass President Obama's jobs bill.

How many more people will lose jobs and homes before the Republicans start getting serious about job creation?