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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:28 PM
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Banker-Controlled Government Can’t Figure Out How To Prosecute Bankers
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said on Wednesday that Goldman Sachs “misled investors selling mortgage-backed investments it knew would fail” and that executives from the bank had also “misled Congress in a testimony given in 2010.” And now all the thieving, lying bankers who ruined America will be sent to Bagram Fun Palace. Just kidding! The New York Times has a million-word story explaining how federal investigators tried so hard to find a way to prosecute Goldman Sachs and all the other banks, but just couldn’t!

(Seriously!) According to the NYT Business Section, trying to figure out why all these white rich guys who control our government weren’t convicted of financial malfeasance is “the equivalent of determining why a dog did not bark — is anything but simple.” Ha-ha. Okay? Here is a news article about a 25-year-old mother of four who was sentenced to ten years in prison for selling $31 of weed. Why was she sent to prison? Because she stole billions of dollars and lied about it to the United States Senate. (She wasn’t friends with Henry Paulson, though!) Embarrassing.


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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:59 PM
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1. Seriously, there must be something we can do to force them to hold these bankers accountable
They impeached Clinton for lying under oath, about something so freaking stupid.

The Republicans were all over how our laws have no meaning if they don't hold Clinton accountable...for something so freaking stupid. They were so emotional about it, they cared so much for the country!

#republicanhypocrisymustbestopped


What can we do about this? Anyone?

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arrestblankfein Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:52 PM
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2. WE MUST DEMAND PROSECUTION
Are we really going to let them get away with this?
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 08:10 PM
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3. Thanks for this
I saw an all-too-brief news clip on this. Seems like we have too much fluff that supersedes this type of story. The NYT has been a disappointment in recent years.

If they lied to congress, it's on tape. They must not have been sworn in, if not a crime. If not, there was a decision made to NOT swear them in. If so, who made it?
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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:35 PM
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4. "arrestblankfein". (I love it).
I don't expect to live to see the day, though. Gold Sacks will just buy themselves another President and a Congress to go with it.

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D0000000...

They used to give far more heavily to Dems, but since 2009, they've started hedging their bets.
Top 10 this cycle so far:
House McMahon, Michael E (D-NY)
House Blunt, Roy (R-MO)
House Murphy, Scott (D-NY)
House Saujani, Reshma M (D-NY)
Senate Reid, Harry (D-NV)
House Himes, Jim (D-CT)
Senate Fiorina, Carly (R-CA)
Senate Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY)
Senate Shelby, Richard C (R-AL)
Senate Schumer, Charles E (D-NY)
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