Our economy is still recovering from the housing bubble collapse of 2007/2008. People broke the law in order to create that bubble, willingly and blatantly (check out the movie The Big Short or read Matt Taibbi’s Griftopia for further enlightenment). I take umbrage with the fact that our government has not held accountable those who engaged in illegal activity and benefited to the tune of billions of dollars…much of which we the taxpayers have underwritten, socialism anyone?
Guess what? It’s really okay to send Wall Street people to jail and prosecute them according to the law when they underhandedly wheel and deal and enervate our economy to a screeching halt. China puts us to shame in that respect, just this week they arrested twenty-one people associated with an online financing scheme.
It is possible to hold people accountable for their actions, but its not very plausible to expect any leader of ours who’s been supported by corporate money to turn around and put those same people in jail. There is one candidate who is NOT beholden to the oligarchy, I would challenge you to investigate his past and his stand. It’s my firm belief (and I know I am not alone) that we are at a crossroads in this election cycle – we either give over to the oligarchy altogether, or we retain some semblance of democracy.
By all that is pure and right within us, I hope we choose well.