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Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone


So let me get this straight…

Taxpayers bail out the bankers who brought down the economy and put us in the deepest recession since The Great Depression and now because of the budget shortfalls (caused by this recession brought on by the bankers) experienced by the states, Republican governors not only want to cut services for everyday Americans, but they are intent on taking collective bargaining rights from workers and giving more tax breaks to corporations and wealthy individuals (the so-called “job creaters”) who haven’t created many jobs and are sitting on almost 3 trillion dollars of cash (trickle-down economics is a farce!!) while they blame their hoarding on “uncertainty”, all the while regular people are being asked to pay more and make less to close the budget deficits brought on by the people we just bailed out and gave tax breaks to. Sounds like a lopsided version of economic patriotism to me. When does that sucking sound stop and we stop sending money up to the wealthy…

This recovery should not be done on the backs of working and poor people. When do the wealthy, who have gotten vastly wealthier over the last 30 years, do the patriotic thing and pay their fare share!? Where are their concessions!?

Nobody goes to jail. This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world’s wealth — and nobody went to jail. – Matt Taibi

via Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone Politics.

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