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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

In 1789, 6,000 women marched on the Palace of Versailles in France to protest a shortage of bread.

Here in the USA, we don't have an official aristocracy with official palaces upon which we can march, but we should be marching nonetheless. And by marching, I mean blogging, phoning and standing on a street corner up top a soap box if need be - calling for the heads of the thieves of Wall street to be put on pikes and paraded around the city. (I'll settle for an indictment and repayment of the billions they stole, plus any other assets they own in punitive damages.)

It cannot stand that the likes of John Thaine and Richard Fuld escape with little more than bruised egos and damaged reputations. Not in a country that puts a homeless man in jail for 15 years for stealing $1,000. If that is the going rate, then I want those two in jail for ($15,000,000,000/ $1,000) X 15 years = 225,000,000 years.

And no, I don't think I'm being unreasonable.


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