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How Goldman Sachs Closes Libraries, Attacks Seniors and You

Goldman Sachs is one of the great predators in modern day society. I’m still waiting for the day when Goldman’s top executives face criminal indictments over the financial crisis scam — and I suspect I will keep waiting since the Obama Administration shows no inclination to go over the big bankers and Wall Street people who finance modern-day campaigns. But, as a side scam, Goldman is fleecing every taxpayer in America — and helping close schools and destroy the social safety net.

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The Thieves Keep Multiplying

Ah, so many thieves, so little time. I’m not a big fan of fines that get thrown around as punishment for crimes. But, it’s worth keeping a tally anyway.

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Phony Billion-Dollar Suits, Jailing Little Fish: Nothing Changes

So, it’s easy to capture our predicament today–though you’d never get that from the transcribers of press releases (formerly known as “journalists”). Here is is neatly summed up: we’ve been robbed, only little fish are being held accountable for relatively small crimes and, even more to the point, in a political rhetorical world where shareholders are revered, the shareholders are being left to pay the bill.

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JP Morgan Execs MUST BE JAILED, No Deals

It is great that JP Morgan has been sued–and congrats to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But, we’ve seen this picture before: suits are filed and the executives who committed fraud or financial crimes or misconduct are NEVER–NEVER–held accountable. If we want real change–not phony, uplifting change–these people must go to jail. NO DEALS.

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Bank of America’s Execs Get $2 Billion Stay-Out-Of Jail Card

Hey, Bank of America shareholder, how does it feel to have the executives deceive investors (in other words, lie), escape any personal responsibility for the lies, cause huge losses and, then, stick YOU with a bill for over $2 BILLION? Well, probably not a great feeling but, screw you, you are just an investor, not a coddled, overpaid executive who just got handed a stay-out-of-jail card.

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Which Is A Better Bargain?

So, Chicago teachers agreed to end their strike, and go back to teaching for an average of $77,000 per year. Which made me think: which is a better bargain?

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Bankers Skate AGAIN…Laughing All The Way to Their Mansions

You don’t have to look further than the utterly pathetic game of repeated “stay-out-of-jail” cards handed the global banker elite to understand why people are pissed—whether in the U.S., Greece or pick a country. Time after time, the guys who cratered the economy, and robbed people of their jobs and wealth, are given a pass […]

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Why Lloyd Blankfein Loves Roger Clemens and John Edwards

   It would be an interesting exercise to add up all the dollars spent by the Justice Department prosecuting Roger Clemens and John Edwards–it’s got to be in eight figures easily–compared to the ZERO spent prosecuting Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, or for that matter, a whole host of his co-horts.    I mention Blankfein, […]

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Little Fish, Big Fish: The Illusion of the Prosecution of Wall Street

Gupta. Rajaratnam. Blaring headlines are a potentially dangerous distraction from the truth: the bankers responsible for the economic catastrophe that wiped out millions of jobs and trillions of dollars in wealth are still free and clear, reaping tens of millions of dollars more and laughing all the way to next purchase of a yacht or […]

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A Civil War: We’re Eating Each Other For The Crumbs

   In a crisis, it’s a tough thing to watch people scramble to survive. And those that already have a lot usually are in the driver’s seat, ready to pit one person against the other. The same is true for states–ever desperate to try to get a few jobs for its citizens (and, need I […]

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Jail. Them. Now.

   I get ginned up as much as the next person when I read about any government action against the financial institutions that robbed millions of people of their jobs and retirement–and their dignity and respect. But, in some way, this is a game.    Unless the heads of these institutions go to jail, nothing […]

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The Rescue That Missed Main Street

   What has been extraordinary to watch over the past 30-40 years is the way in which, when economic crisis strikes, the political and economic leadership of the country leaps into the breach to lend a hand–not to the regular people who suffered the most but, rather, to the very institutions and economic elites who […]

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Wall Street Just Doesn’t Give Up–While 25 MILLION Have No Work

   I find myself laughing at this–part in disgust and part in admiration for a group of people who have no shame and just do not care what happens to regular people in the country. On the one hand, we have a monumental jobs catastrophe underway. And, on the other hand, you have the people […]

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Financial Crisis Probe Widens? “This is where all the bodies are buried”

    I’ve maintained for a long time that the civil fines levied against Goldman Sachs ($550 million) and J.P. Morgan ($153 million) for their roles in the financial crisis scam amounted to peanuts–costs that will be ultimately passed on to consumers and shareholders. If a financial executive could aid and abet a massive fraud and […]

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“Big Labor” or Wall Street: Who Hurt The American Economy?

    The answer to this question would appear to be obvious. But, it needs constant reinforcing–as you will see from the debate (if you can call it that) last night between yours truly and Larry Kudlow and a stooge from the right wing. It’s almost laughable and entertaining–if the consequences weren’t so dire. The subject […]

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Carl Levin: Keep Heat On Goldman Sachs

    I think Carl Levin knows the dance underway. His investigation into the financial meltdown is over. He has forwarded his findings to the Justice Department for civil or criminal action. And, now, I suspect he thinks there will be an attempt to bury the whole mess–and the specific role Goldman Sachs played in the […]

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