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  •  they are or they are not? (3+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon, kovie, blueoasis

    which is it?

    as the public simply isn't interested in going after the banks.
    re your double agent theories, man, you watch too much tv, lol.
    •  If polled, most people are likely to say (3+ / 0-)

      that they want the government to go after crooked banks, I'm guessing. But clearly, there isn't much actual, outward displays of outrage out there to light a fire under the government. Whether because the public is jaded, exhausted, cynical, apathetic, passive, and so on (none of which are mutually exclusive), the impetus from this isn't like to come from the public at large.

      And by "double agent" I just meant that any official, publicly divulged investigation was likely to be infected with people whose primary loyalties were to Wall St., who would leak it enough details to enable it to squelch it. The only way to do this right was to have a Potemkin Team A to reassure the banks that they were being let off the hook, and a real Team B to take them down. Not saying this is what's going on, just that I think that if Obama really wanted to do this, this is the only way to do it.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 08:19:33 AM PST

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