And by “governed” I don’t mean the puppets that are auctioned off in election theaters…I mean the corporatists that really run things…
The current administration is clear that they will support, protect and defend the white collar criminals that have destroyed this nation and who have thrust untold millions into poverty, homelessness and despair. They have made it clear that they will grease the red carpet while they are allowed to skate away in their private jets.
The Republicans have made it clear they want to dramatically expand the scope of permissable lawlessness.
Where does that leave you and I?
Here’s what the NYTimes had to say:
When the Justice Department recently closed its criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs, it became all but certain that no major American banks or their top executives would ever face criminal charges for their role in the financial crisis.
Justice officials and even President Obama have defended the lack of prosecutions, saying that even though greed and other moral lapses were evident in the run-up to the crisis, the conduct was not necessarily illegal.
But that characterization of the financial industry’s actions has always defied common sense “” and all the more so now that a fuller picture is emerging of the range of banks’ reckless and lawless activities, including interest-rate rigging, money laundering, securities fraud and excessive speculation.