Via David Ruccio's blog, I just found the following quote that summarizes the feelings of many people in this country:
You want to win elections, you bang on the jailable class. You build prisons and fill them with people for selling dime bags and stealing CD players. But for stealing a billion dollars? For fraud that puts a million people into foreclosure? Pass. It’s not a crime. Prison is too harsh. Get them to say they’re sorry, and move on. Oh, wait — let’s not even make them say they’re sorry. That’s too mean; let’s just give them a piece of paper with a government stamp on it, officially clearing them of the need to apologize, and make them pay a fine instead. But don’t make them pay it out of their own pockets, and don’t ask them to give back the money they stole. In fact, let them profit from their collective crimes, to the tune of a record $135 billion in pay and benefits last year. What’s next? Taxpayer-funded massages for every Wall Street executive guilty of fraud?
We all understand it, we are all upset about it. Now the question is: what can be done to change it? Both the Republicans and the Democrats have demonstrated very clearly since the crisis started that their only allegiance is to their rich lobbyists. A brainless idiot who is so inept at business that he drives his Wall Street company into the ground will be bailed out with the money of those of us who are used to bearing the responsibility for our own actions. Immature fools keep getting the entire country into trouble, and we are expected to bend over backwards to pay for their idiocy.
2012 is coming, people. is there anybody we could vote for to make this insanity stop? Or will we be choosing between the lesser of two evils yet again?