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Take That, BofA!
Ruth Stevens
Today begins a long weekend of actions nationwide against corporations that do not pay their fair share in taxes. In San Mateo, California, protesters brought their beef to the front door of Bank of America. Ironically, the San Mateo branch is named in honor of a man who did good deeds. In 1904, A. P. Giannini, a resident of San Mateo, founded the Bank of Italy. It was a bank for the working man rather than the wealthy, proudly offering saving accounts and loans to immigrants that other banks refused to do business with. His business grew, and the Bank of Italy became the Bank of America with branch offices all over California and across the country. Top Photo: Satirical troupe of "Billionaires" stand in front of Bank of America mural dedicated to a founder. The mural says "The Little Fellow's Bank". The Billionaires delighted in the irony as they demonstrated how it is the wealthy who love BofA today.

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