Paying back a loan early is normally seen as a good thing. It says you are a responsible person and look to make good on your debt quickly. However that motivation for banks to pay back the government bailout money early has other motives. Once you connect all the dots you may suddenly see another picture.
So for the average Joe who takes a personal loan from the bank, paying it back early sets you high up in they eyes of the community. You become a person of your word and well respected by others.
Now looking at the huge bailout US banks got from the government and ultimately the tax payers, that bailout loan came with strings or in this case ropes attached. One of those ropes was limiting huge salaries, and one guess who did not like that.
So being more than a bit greedy and seemingly not caring to much about the minions who’s tax money that bailed them out, the goal was to cut that rope as fast as possible. The minions noted that in their very next credit card statement where the interest rate had gone from tolerable to absurd with one executive signature on an internal document.
Now it does not take too much to see that this behavior by the banks is what contributed to general anger before the economic crash with huge salaries and golden parachutes. Also it has been cited as being related to the crash with get rich quick schemes by Wall Street and other such groups that deal with money for a living.
In short, they don’t care and based on what is seen, they do not look to change their ways. There is a very clear us/them mentality present. If Connecting the Dots had a category named ‘And you wonder why they came back with guns’ or ‘Going Postal’, this would fit well. No doubt there are some people just building up steam to have some target practice with some of these greedy CEO types who have seemingly apparently lost touch with what it is like to be human, and are genuinely hurting people for their own personal financial gain.