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Bank of America website woes last into 6th day

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Bank of America's website is having troubles for the sixth straight day, meaning customers may still have difficulty signing into their accounts.

A message on the bank's homepage Wednesday said that most of the site was working normally, but that customers may experience "occasional delays."

That means customers who do their banking online may have had to head to a branch or ATM to access their accounts at some point in recent days.

A spokeswoman for Bank of America Corp., Tara Burke, has said the company doesn't disclose the causes for its site problems. She did not immediately respond to a call for comment Wednesday.

The problems began Friday, a day after the company said it would start charging a $5 monthly debit card fee.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Thank the Democrats for that $5 fee

The banks invested billions in setting up the global ATM system, negotiated contracts with merchants to then accept them as debit cards to allow instantaneous transfers into the merchant's account. The merchants agreed to the negotiated fees, and the system worked well for years.

Then, sensing blood in the water as as the Democrat-controlled House and Senate decided to "rein in the banks and Wall Street," major retail firms started lobbying to eliminate these fees. Senator Dick Durbin introduced an amendment to the "Dodd-Fwank Let's Screw the Banks Bill," it was passed into law and the merchants no longer pay the fees they once picked up.

Now YOU pay a $5 monthly charge for using your ATM card as a debit card, because someone has to pay to operate and maintain that multi-billion dollar network. If you think the retail merchants lowered their prices when the fees vanished, guess again.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, people. Stop electing morons with the brains of possums and you won't see the banks coming up with new, creative fees.

Common

Make up your mind, now you are defending lower income people and not merchants. You don't have to pay the fee so you thought it was a good opportunity to bash Democrats.

LOL

The Democraps routinely do this...kind of like raising the minimum wage...LOL...minimum wage earners LOOSE that money PLUS some when that happens because BUSINESSES DO NOT PAY TAXES OR FORCED WAGE INCREASES!!!....THEIR CUSTOMERS DO! Fairly simple if you think about it! Alas....those that follow the liberal left don't think...

I wonder if

Ms.Burke will be one of the 40,000 employees who will be cut loose by B of A during its staff reductions?

BOA

There is a nice painting of a boat in the lobby of the branch on College rd that I like. Should I take that now or wait till they are officialy in foreclosure to take this to my house? Anyone know?

BoA

The quote says:
A spokeswoman for Bank of America Corp., Tara Burke, has said the company doesn't disclose the causes for its site problems.
The quote means:
BoA is not willing to admit they, along with other "Mega Banks" have no desire to admit their customers are "Slightly Upset" at them finding other ways to rip them off.

I think the message we (customers) should send to the bank would be that after bailing them out in 2008 and 2009, they have decided to bite the hand that feeds them so the next time they get themselves in a fix they should seek to find new suckers elsewhere or simply sink.