Once again, banksters are pillaging the countryside

Surely the most enraging story of the day. From The New York Times:

The federal government’s $349 billion aid program for small businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic was advertised as first-come, first-served. As many business owners found out, it was anything but.

That’s because some of the nation’s biggest banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and U.S. Bank, prioritized the applications of their wealthiest clients before turning to other loan seekers, according to half a dozen bank employees and financial industry executives who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the banks’ operations.

In a more just world, these banksters would be eligible for parole soon (maybe) after serving time for their role in the Great Recession.

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