Sunday, November 16, 2014

Crime Certainly Does Pay For Some Americans . . . .

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Here's the story that your corporate whore national media is trying very hard to avoid having to talk about:

Fleischmann is the central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history, possessing secrets that JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon late last year paid $9 billion (not $13 billion as regularly reported – more on that later) to keep the public from hearing.
Back in 2006, as a deal manager at the gigantic bank, Fleischmann first witnessed, then tried to stop, what she describes as "massive criminal securities fraud" in the bank's mortgage operations.
Thanks to a confidentiality agreement, she's kept her mouth shut since then. "My closest family and friends don't know what I've been living with," she says. "Even my brother will only find out for the first time when he sees this interview."
Six years after the crisis that cratered the global economy, it's not exactly news that the country's biggest banks stole on a grand scale. That's why the more important part of Fleischmann's story is in the pains Chase and the Justice Department took to silence her.
She was blocked at every turn: by asleep-on-the-job regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission, by a court system that allowed Chase to use its billions to bury her evidence, and, finally, by officials like outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief architect of the crazily elaborate government policy of surrender, secrecy and cover-up. "Every time I had a chance to talk, something always got in the way," Fleischmann says.

This is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue.  This is a Dick and Jane WorkingAmerican issue.  Because every hard-working, play by the rules American who is living their life, doing the right thing by society and the law, has been robbed -- in broad fucking daylight by these vampire squid bloodsuckers on Wall Street.

The $9 billion in fines is petty cash to these scumbags.  In a just world, they all would be sitting on death row, and the politicians who benefited from their ill-gotten gains would be the guys designated to push the "PWR ON" button on the electric chairs when it comes time for their campaign benefactors to fry after a jury of their "peers" convicts them for treason against the state.

That's just The Gadfly's dirty fucking, liberal hippie view, and The Gadfly doesn't give a rat's fucking sphincter if you, dear readers, like it or not.

Go read the whole Rolling Stone story and then look your children in the eye and delude yourself in to believing that you truly care about their futures.


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