Chew on this: Crime pays – if you’re in the Club.
Parking ticket fine: $68 + feeding a meter ($1). Just for doing what we have to do millions of times a day. for blowing a parking meter by 1 or 2 minutes! A government – imposed gift.
Bank’s Fraud and Theft: a fine? – oh, $88 is ok ! Wells Fargo’s fine for fraudulently opening a credit card and/or bank account without a customer’s knowledge or permission and then milking the customer.
A Citizen: Do something as innocent as park on the street and feed the meter with your dollar. In Los Angeles, a little two-bit hole, where I and a couple of million other poor shnooks live this is the equivalent of ‘Living Dangerously.’ Rush back 2 minutes late – and get the government’s gift of a $68 ticket.
But the City Attorney of L.A. and the federal Big Wigs treat something as evil as fraud and theft by a bank from the bank’s own customer – and as long as you’re a bank get the government’s gift of a $88 “fine” ! (Wells Fargo fraudulently opened 2,099,723 credit card and bank accounts and paid a whopping $88 each for these frauds!)
So – who are the real crooks here ?