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Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Citigroup Not Permitting Withdrawals For 7 Days

It appears that CitiGroup is preparing for a run by its depositors.  If this is true, they will impose a "7 day" rule, wherein no withdrawals will be permitted for 7 calendar days.  This rule hasn't been imposed since FDR's "bank holiday" was imposed during the 1930's....and is VERY scary.

“Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts. While we do not currently exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past, we are required by law to notify you of this change.”


An almost identical advisory to the one being sent out can be read on page 22 of Citbank’s Client Manual effective January 1, 2010, which can be read here from Citibank’s own website.

“We reserve the right to require seven (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking, savings and money market accounts. We currently do not exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past,” states the manual.
If this report is true, then the management of the 3rd largest bank in the country is very concerned about a run...

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