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[–] organicgangbang 1 points 65 points (+66|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Can't wait to hear some government official tell us that they don't have the manpower and resources to go after these scumbags.

"We had no idea that activities of this kind were taking place in the financial industry and we will be investigating."

This shit isn't going to end until a mob of angry peasants string these bankers up from a lamppost in the middle of Times Square.

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[–] dualplains 0 points 42 points (+42|-0) ago 

This shit isn't going to end until a mob of angry peasants string these bankers up from a lamppost in the middle of Times Square.

And the judges and the lawmakers. Who do you think keeps the regulators hamstrung?

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[–] 626974636f696e 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The judges and lawmakers allow this to happen again when their slap on the wrist still leaves Citi with a ton of profit?

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[–] Chalupacabra 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

I know some folks who do such work... to be honest they are pretty overwhelmed. They are heavily outnumbered and they have the burden of proof. It's like trying to bail out the Titanic with a bucket.

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[–] carnetarian 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Oh, I know, how about we take 1% of the budget we spend on the failed war on drugs every year, and give it to these guys who are trying to prevent actual crimes instead?

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[–] whynotanon1 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The problem is government prosecutors almost always lay down a very favorable plea bargin for the company that will allow them to pay a minor fine, and avoid an admission of wrong doing. Nobody is holding bankers feet to fire and going after them.

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[–] MichaelTen 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

if that is the case, maybe it is because billionaires and mega corps do not pay their fair share of taxes.

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[–] organicgangbang 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No need to pay your fair share of taxes when you pay more than your fair share of contributions to politicians.

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[–] iamrage 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thought you guys had already learned from the $700 billion bailout that these bankers can walk all over you all without any consequences.

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[–] organicgangbang 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What I learned from the $700 billion bailout was that bankers are as close to gods as you can get on Earth. When you're handling all of the money and assets of the worlds richest and most powerful people, you have an amount of leverage that is for all practical purposes, limitless. There isn't a single individual or entity on this planet that is immune from the reach of the financial industry.