Billionaire Munger Urges Warren: “Let Up” On Wells Fargo, “Practically Everyone” Was Doing It


Elizabeth Warren is having a very productive #Galentine’s Day…

Happy #GalentinesDay to all the women of the U.S. Senate!

— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) February 13, 2018

Not only did she invite undue embarrassment by clumsily “addressing” her questionable claims to Native American heritage, using Trump’s fondness for the nickname “Pocahontas” to talk about “the real-life Pocahontas”, she once again took aim at her favorite pinata, Wells Fargo, whose former CEO was famously sacked after she told him during a Congressional hearing that he “should resign.”

As the Wall Street Journal reports, Warren posed almost a dozen questions about the bank’s questionable customer-remediation programs as it tries to make amends with the millions of American consumers who will, presumably, never consider depositing their money with the San Francisco-based bank again after it opened fake accounts in their names, burdened them with auto insurance they didn’t need and overcharged them for their mortgages.

And, if that wasn’t bad enough, the bank is also under investigation for overcharging its corporate clients, too.

After challenging Sloan to answer the questions by Feb. 28, and to make good on his pledge to take care of the bank’s customers in the wake of widespread abuses. She also suggested – for the second time – that Sloan maybe isn’t the best person to be running Wells Fargo (late last year, she called Sloan “incompetent” and said he “should be fired,” during a Congressional hearing).

Wells Fargo’s efforts to compensate its customers have been “utterly inept,” the letter said. The bank “has caused thousands of people to spend valuable time and money trying to deal with a problem Wells Fargo created.”

She also questioned what the bank would do for wronged customers who don’t opt in by returning the mailers sent by the bank. She questioned by the bank chose the opt-in method instead of handing over the money it felt each wronged customer was due…

“What do you intend to do for the victims that do not ‘opt in’ to receive a refund?” Ms. Warren asked.

Having got all that offer her chest, 372?-year-old Charlie Munger had a few words for Ms. Warren and her regulatory cronies…

The Berkshire Hathaway billionaire declared that, despite all the indignities that Wells Fargo has foisted on its customers – after all, tens of thousands of auto-loan customers had their cars wrongfully repossessed – the bank’s customers …read more



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