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  •  Agree 1000% - it's PAST time to for the AG (19+ / 0-)

    and the Administration to decide to appoint an "an Organized Crime Strike Force with a Federal Grand Jury and subpoena powers and all the time in the world to dig out the details".

    It just kills me, when I read about the lack of investigation (official, government investigation) into possible criminal charges.

    What will it take to kick-start our national government into performing the tasks for which it is lawfully responsible, such as 'upholding the laws of the US'?

    Why are these new billionaires of Wall Street allowed to lead the entire nation nearly off a financial cliff, and suffer no consequences, nor face any new, stringent regulation to prevent a recurrence of the Great Recession? (which we haven't even climbed out of as of yet)

    Where is the justice in a Congress now fearful of passing regulation on Wall Street, or any Big Business, in deference to the billions that can now be spent by Big Business on elections, thanks to the most conservative US Supreme Court in generations?

    Our society is failing, right before our very eyes - and our leadership is apparently blind to it...

    Our grandparent's generation was willing to do the hard work - when Democrats and Republicans alike recognized, publicly, the overstep of the Nixon Administration in the WaterGate investigation, and the subsequent resignation of President Nixon.

    Today, billions are gone missing in Iraq, and nobody seems to even care about it.

    Tens (hundreds?) of Billions more disappeared in a year-long spiral down of the US (and to a large part, the Global) economy, kick-started by the wave of mortgage defaults beginning in late 2006...

    Meanwhile, following the $750 billion in TARP funds, that saved the asses of the Wall Street Mavens a year ago, millions of dollars of 'bonuses' are again flowing on Wall Street - where regulation today is exactly the same as it was before the TARP rescue, leaving us at risk for another wave of fiscal disaster to wash over us.


    That should be the battle cry of disenfranchised.

    Indict and prosecute those responsible for the worst financial disaster in four generations.

    Start funding green energy projects in the US. We can build Wind Turbine Blades in Ohio and Michigan, and create endlessly, renewable energy production in places like: Easter Oregon, The Columbia River Basin, offshore on the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Bay, offshore on the southern Eastern Seaboard.

    We've spent ourselves into penury over Iraq and Afghanistan. Can we finally stop throwing away the lives of our sons and daughters in these 'long-Wars' that serve no logical or reasonable purpose, if they ever did? Our empire is crumbling, just as Rome's did - we can not afford to maintain our Empire any longer, not if we hope to survive as a nation in the long term.

    Corruption and greed have become so commonplace in our national politics and businesses, that we are not seeing obvious crime prosecuted at the federal level - and the Free Press is failing to point it out to the people or anyone else, for that matter. How can we maintain our Democracy, if we cannot expect our federal government to follow the laws in the same way that the people are required to follow them?

    It's the frickin 21st century. Could someone get that elderly, white, well-to-do Tea Bagger crowd a college refresher course in "Civics", "Social Studies" and "the role of government in modern American Society"? Racism and homophobia are on the cusp of extinction, isn't there some way to push them over the cliff, without waiting for the last of the last generation to pass on, and take their mid-20th century ideas with them?

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