Total bank assets in the United States equal $13 trillion. Twelve criminal Wall Street banks control $9 trillion of that money. These twelve banks control the country, with the full support of the Federal Reserve, which they own. These banks use their bottomless pit of fiat dollars to buy off politicians, government bureaucrats, and the corporate mainstream media. They are the oligarchs. They own you. They have robbed you. They have impoverished the nation for their own benefit. They will cause the destruction of this country. A showdown between the people and the bankers will happen. But, not until they collapse our economic system, again.
As of third quarter 2012, there were approximately 5,600 commercial banking organizations in the U.S. The bulk of these—roughly 5,500—were community banks with assets of less than $10 billion. These community-focused organizations accounted for 98.6 percent of all banks but only 12 percent of total industry assets. Another group numbering nearly 70 banking organizations—with assets of between $10 billion and $250 billion—accounted for 1.2 percent of banks, while controlling 19 percent of industry assets. The remaining group, the megabanks—with assets of between $250 billion and $2.3 trillion—was made up of a mere 12 institutions. These dozen behemoths accounted for roughly 0.2 percent of all banks, but they held 69 percent of industry assets. – Richard Fisher – Dallas Fed