The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverage.NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If the Occupy Wall Street protesters have done nothing else, they've inspired millions of Americans to think long and hard about moving their money into local banks and credit unions. After all, it was big, multinational banks that crashed the world economy, tanked the housing market, and made life miserable for the rest of us, right?
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Now, news reports have it that those same big banks are setting aside hundreds of millions of dollars to reward their employees with hefty year-end bonuses. Shouldn't they be punished somehow? What better way than by being abandoned by their customers?