A portmanteau or blend word derived from combining "banker" and "gangster." Usually referred to in the plural form "banksters" to refer to a predatory element within the financial services industry, such as those offering "too good to be true" adjustable mortgage rates for home buyers
In more recent popular usage, often refers in a vague way to the forces of "Wall Street", or to those persons in the financial services industry who grow rich despite the continued impoverishment of those who depend on their services, and despite their apparent inability to succeed in business without constant government assistance.
"The banksters crashed the economy, but thanks to generous federal bailouts, they won't have to sacrifice their fat bonuses."
The Federal Reserve Bank is a privately owned and controlled organisation that now has to continuously print more and more money to devalue the dollar in order to cover the cost of printing and distributing that dollar in the first place.
These "BANKSTERS" then loan the money they make back to the American people + interest in order for Bush to finance WAR ON TERROR.
It is estimated that around 30% of the average americans wages is taken out of their pay check every year to pay the IRS for taxes that go to pay "interest" on the national defecit owed to the Federal Reserve Bank, none of this money goes towards schools, hospitals, or infrastructure.
There is no law that actually enforces you to pay this tax, everyone just pays it because they think they have to.
Ah well, back to the TV with you to watch more Fox news....
"Yea it was straight up Bankster!"