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  •  This is way above any President (8+ / 0-)

    In fact, in 2008, both Bush and Obama were totally clueless about what was about to happen -- or what to do about it when it did. They both maintained economic advisers who were members of the corrupt finance cartel. So will the next president; and the next. None of this originates in the Oval office.

    Other than the shallow blame, this is a pretty good description of the American financial sector, which operates at the federal level. There is nothing unconstitutional about it.

    I suppose if the US political system really worked at this level, the nation's leaders would be frank about it -- as the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Juncker was when he remarked:

    “We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.”

    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:42:01 PM PDT

    •  The executive branch (9+ / 0-)

      The purpose of the executive branch is to enforce the law.

      That is their Constitutional purpose.  The Constitution is not perfect but it does work if each branch does what it was created to do.

      Right now one branch is not doing that. The executive branch.  There is the root of the problem.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:45:36 PM PDT

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      •  Both recent presidents (3+ / 0-)
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        ...opined that no laws were broken.

        At least, they were so informed.

        One can interpret that any way they wish.

        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:51:27 PM PDT

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        •  And the prior President, Bill Clinton (5+ / 0-)

          ...signed into law the depraved legislation that made it all possible.

          Yet, I maintain that none of the three had any idea, whatsoever, of the workings of the financial sector within the Federal Government -- To.This.Day. If they did -- we would be living in a vastly different America.

          Which lets them off the hook, as far as the Executive Branch goes.

          IMO, of course.

          Denial is a drug.

          by Pluto on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:00:06 AM PDT

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        •  Since we have had no criminal trials..... (4+ / 0-)

          without criminal investigations, charges, trials, there is no one who can say whether they are guilty or innocent, because we have had none of the above for those savvy businessmen who destroyed our economy.

          How many of those shown in the photo are invited to the White House for social functions, one even noted to have "drop in privileges?

          One can interpret that any way they wish.
          A new sheriff came to town and did nothing.

          "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

          by allenjo on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 05:56:39 AM PDT

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