posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 07:43 PM
reply to post by Aristophrenia
For me, this is no way an "either or" situation, granted the private sector is, imo more responsible, but when you mention crooked senators and other
officials, in my mind they do represent the govmnt, at least partially.
No, I am not one who believes the bulk of the problem is our govmnt, but compliant? Hell yea!
We would like to think they operate separately, but when money and power is involved, the 2 share the same bed of corruption and greed. Please watch
the doc, it really get's into specifics.
The government did not do the bribing, manipulation, blackmail and obfuscation - the private sector did this to the GOVERNMENT.
Other than the blackmailing, it takes 2 to tango in this mess, and when Pauilson was picked by Bush, well this is what I'm talking about, and every
administration picks these people from the private sector. Same with Bernanke, conflicts of interest.
As much as I would like to think the gov and Wall Street are separate, I can't help but feel that they work together to obtain mutually beneficial
results, and their actions are bad enough to taint most of the waters of govmnt, imo.
edit on 1-3-2011 by speculativeoptimist because: (no reason given)