What are we doing?
It’s official. With the resignation of Lanny Breuer, chief of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, the good ol’ U.S. of A. can now be properly designated as a kleptocracy. With not a single major crook in the financial and mortgage heists even indicted, let alone serving time in the slammer, the dogs of the big-con have been loosed and officially allowed to feed on the public.
Mr. Breuer admitted as much in an interview on “60 Minutes” when he said he stayed up at night worrying about what harm an indictment would do to the banker crooks. When the incredulous interviewer asked if it was the job of the chief of the criminal division, against damning evidence, to worry about the crooked bankers’ welfare, Mr. Breuer doubled down and defended his dereliction of duty by repeating his bogus assertion of economic collapse if justice was done.
In the final tally, setting aside delusional belief, more miscreants in the financial gang were prosecuted under Bush than under Obama. As my dear, departed father used to say: “If, like Jean Valjean, you steal a loaf of bread, you end up in the hoosegow, but if you steal a railroad or a million dollars, they make you a senator.”
Welcome to “the land of the thief and the home of the banksters!”
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