This is the Senate majority whip, and he went to the floor of the United States Senate yesterday and made a speech urging citizens who are customers of Bank of America to leave the bank. Now, is this the role of United States senators? Is this the role of anybody in government, to stand up in their official capacity and to tell you where you should and should not conduct business?
“Angry about Bank of America’s new $5 monthly fee for using your debit card? Dick Durbin has some advice for you: Take your money elsewhere. ‘Bank of America customers, vote with your feet,’ the Senate majority whip said in a floor speech Monday. ‘Get the heck out of that bank. Find yourself a bank or credit union that won’t gouge you for $5 a month and still will give you a debit card that you can use every single day. ‘What Bank of America has done is an outrage,’ he added.