If you have cash in a US bank, you can expect to have the federal government take it all the next time US banks find themselves in trouble.
The days of the federal government stealing money from taxpayers, or borrowing it from the Federal Reserve, to save troubled banks -- as in they did in the 2008 crisis -- may be over. Congress is considering imitating the theft in Cyprus and letting troubled banks "bail-in" depositor money in order to make themselves solvent.
Jim Sinclair, chairman and chief executive officer of Tanzania Royalty Exploration Corp., and whose family started Goldman Sachs, Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers, and others, has been warning of this for a while.
“Bail-ins are coming to North America without any doubt, and will be remembered as the ‘Great Leveling,’ of the ‘great Flushing’. Not only can it happen here, but it will happen here...It stands on legal grounds by legal precedent both in the US, Canada and the UK." ...