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Enabling Acts for an Era of Greed: The Money Party at Work

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The bailout and other efforts to save Wall Street firms and the large banks are essentially an effort to deal with the problems of derivatives and other market failures.  Wall Street got the court decisions and legislation it wanted and then promptly proceeded to create today's disaster.

They sold these risky products and now they have to pay off.  But they don't have the money even with the current bailouts.  Where will they get it?  The federal government was the only sucker left to tap and that bet came through to the tune of $4.6 trillion.  There's $4.6 trillion awaiting further requests from the Federal Reserve

The culprits are still in place at failing financial institutions.

Don't hold your breath waiting for political action to fix the situation.  Both parties were in on this mess.  Huge majorities in both houses of Congress voted for key legislation to allow the biggest bank heist of all time.  But his time, it was the banks pulling the heist.

That's why the bankers have to stay in place.  To remove them, would be telling, as William K. Black said recently:

"But the other element of your question is we don't want to change the bankers, because if we do, if we put honest people in, who didn't cause the problem, their first job would be to find the scope of the problem. And that would destroy the cover up."

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William K. Black, Apr. 3, 2009

But it was all legal, wasn't it?


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not Left vs Right; not black vs. white.Now I know ... by Rady Ananda on Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009 at 10:38:52 PM
Thanks! Yep, these people trashed the system and ... by Michael Collins on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 12:19:38 AM
It's sad to see so much greed when there is so... by David Waters on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:20:19 PM
"But the other element of your question is we... by William Whitten on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:41:11 PM
Here's a story that makes your point: http://sc... by Michael Collins on Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:51:42 AM
I love MS Fitts, I have been following her inside ... by William Whitten on Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 2:30:00 PM
 ~ by Nemo on Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 9:50:01 PM
The oligarchs always win. There are no other rules... by Harvey Solomon on Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:53:08 PM