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Originally posted by TurkeyBurgers
Take a look at the HUGE number of mortgage brokers in the U.S. These guys received a percentage of every loan that they pushed out the door. A large number of these guys got RICH off of pumping the bubble bigger and bigger. They could care less about anything accept the commission they received, the type of new car they could afford, a new boat, etc. etc.
Well if we really want something to blame maybe we should look at the human desire of greed. To quote the great Gordon Gekko "Greed is good."
I think this sums up humanity in general. Greed is the drive that pushes us to advance as a species. Capitalism is basically....greed. Welcome to the human species. There is a REASON that the words "In God We Trust" is on every piece of currency we print. Bow down and pray to get rich or dye trying.
Originally posted by mmiichael
Unfortunately you can't convict politicians for supporting or passing legislation the turns out to have negative effects. Unless you can demonstrate wilfull cause, and then you might be in the area of conspiracy. Conspiracy on this scale is very tough to prove. I doubtr if the Supreme Court would buy into it. And hey, aren't they the ones who decided George Bush won the 2000 election?
Maybe under Sharia Law it's easier. A bunch of Imams could listen to the cases and could decide to remove certain portions of the anatomy of those found guilty.
What seems to be sought is more in the line of a Revolution, French style.
Be ready for the Reign of Terror. Does Michelle Obama get guillotined?
Originally posted by Desolate Cancer
I agree with you 100% that is why i specifically made mention to not bother/waste time talking about politicians in office still unless there is an egregious example.
Lets first focus on the private businessmen and others who through fraud and deceit caused the losses on orders of hundreds of millions and even billions. Not the measly thousands that some random character perpetrated.
What is French style revolution? is this something that you think is imminent?