Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:10 PM
MindMover (3,265 posts)
Ripping off the Public of Billions of Dollars Should Land You In Jail, Not Forbes Wealthiest List
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It's like the big lie. The bigger and more preposterous the political lie told by a president - and the more it is echoed by administration officials and the corporate media - the more it is considered fact.
The George W. Bush administration was a master at this, under the orchestration of Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. Just think Weapons of Mass Destruction.
So BuzzFlash at Truthout has been hammering away at the teflon coated criminals who not only escape prosecution for ripping off clients and the nation of billions - and even trillions of dollars if you count the Wall Street collapse under Bush - but get lauded as job creators and masters of the universe who are essential to keeping the finances of the world flowing, even while grossly abusing the financial system and committing fraudulent acts that the Bush and Obama administrations won't prosecute (except for some little scapegoat "guppies").
BuzzFlash at Truthout noted this in recent columns on Barclays and GlaxoSmithKline (the latter which was fined $3 billion for various abuses involving prescribed medications), but where are the criminal prosecutions? Sure Tim Geithner promised after the near crash of the economy, at a time of anger over the Wall Street billionaire titans not being brought to justice, that investigations were ongoing and people should stay tuned. Well, we've stay tuned and there have been no high level prosecutions, let alone charges.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Gandhi -- Republicans do politics, not policy .. Bernstein
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Ripping off the Public of Billions of Dollars Should Land You In Jail, Not Forbes Wealthiest List (Original post)
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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 04:37 PM
The Wielding Truth (8,555 posts)
1. So true. Although Barack had to pull us back from the cliff. I'm sure he felt that he needed the
cohesiveness of the out going power. Unfortunately the republicans aren't fans of democracy. They never stopped their fight for no accountability of business practices. They would rather sell out the 99% to enrich their royal 1%. If our President has us square behind him he will strengthen the fair trade and practices laws that will weaken the powerful and help us regain a more fair society. We must regain the standard of living that our social democracy has struggled to maintain for the poor and the middle class.
GOP - Keeping millions out of work to put one man out of a job!