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  •  Difference between "can't" and "don't". (1+ / 0-)
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    FG

    If memory serves, only one member of the Cabinet has been impeached. They leave by means other than impeachment. Thus "don't" and not "can't".

    "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

    by sebastianguy99 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 12:50:52 PM PDT

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      By the time it would get to that point they'd most likely resign.  

      But the power is there.

      So, there is nothing to be done about the lack of Wall Street prosecutions and Too Big To Jail/Fail?

      •  I never said the power wasn't there. (0+ / 0-)

        That aside, I am still wondering who gets confirmed and then starts to prosecute? It's doesn't do a thing to remove someone if nothing is going to change.

        I have always held the perspective that there are legal ways to lie, steal, cheat, and kill. My read of our history leaves me with the impression that the system has always been this way and probably worse in other eras.

        If I thought AG Holder was responsible for creating and funding the system, I'd also call for his resignation. His departure would just be for show, and likely make it harder for another minority to hold the office.

        I think what can be done now is to push hard for a change in the law so that the hopes of sending people to prison doesn't depend largely on some prosecutor having to explain the finer points of secured instruments that even most of the CEO's didn't fully understand.

        I also support what now appears to be a bipartisan effort to limit the size of banks and limit risk to the taxpayer.  I'd also like to reverse the damage done in the 90's to financial regulations.

        So yes, there are things that can be done that are more than symbolic gestures.

        "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

        by sebastianguy99 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 01:52:17 PM PDT

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