The Mediterranean island’s Central Bankers and the E.U. in Cyprus caused chaos with a surprising announcement. They shared a new plan…to combat the European financial crisis they would use 10% of each residents bank account. In order to do so, they added a 9.9% tax on accounts over 100,000 euros to help pay for the E.U. bailout. Say what???
What do you think happened? Of course, customer’s swarmed the banks to retrieve their funds before it was taken out. The ATM’s ran out of cash and banks shut down leaving thousands of people in an uproar. It also created a worldwide frenzy. Some are even reporting on ways it will affect us.
Can you imagine how you would feel if President Obama was to tell us that he would pull our money out? This is a crazy example of how financial messes are resolved.
The only positive is that Cyprus is considered too small to fail. But will this carry over into other countries? Let’s hope it does NOT make it to the U.S. This idea sucks!
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