Add 10 More Banks to Failed List in October
Ten more banks were closed on Friday October 30, 2009.
October 2009 saw 20 banks fail. That makes the total failed banks for 2009 – 116. Consider, 27 banks failed from the year 2000 through 2007 making an average of 3.9 bank failures per year. When TARP was passed by Congress and arm twisting began in Congress to pass massive bank bailout money to selected banks, bank failures skyrocketed in 2008 and 2009.
Was the bank bailout money designed to squeeze out smaller banks by bailing out bigger banks whose CEO just happened to be politically connected? Large bank stock is inching upwards and profits to upper-management through bonuses is becoming a trend. Consider 26 banks failed in 2008 and now 116 in 2009. Makes you wonder if the large banks were allowed to fail, maybe the smaller banks would not have failed, doesn’t it?
Add the following banks to the list of bank failures for 2009:
|North Houston Bank||Houston||TX|
|Madisonville State Bank||Madisonville||TX|
|Citizens National Bank||Teague||TX|
|Park National Bank||Chicago||IL|
|Pacific National Bank||San Francisco||CA|
|California National Bank||Los Angeles||CA|
|San Diego National Bank||San Diego||CA|
|Community Bank of Lemont||Lemont||IL|
|Bank USA, N.A.||Phoenix||AZ|
|First DuPage Bank||Westmont||IL|
If you have investment products, in a bank, your investments are not insured by FDIC according to FDIC. As usual, FDIC waits until Friday to close ten more banks. One might ask, in whose best interest is it to wait until late on a Friday to close a bank?
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