Too Big To FailNationalize The Banks

I’m not the first to say so, but here’s what I think we should do: nationalize the banks, fire the management and replace them with more sensible, ethical people, break the banks up into smaller pieces that are not “too big to fail,” and sell off the pieces. This will recoup the American Taxpayer’s money and remove the specter of institutions whose failure would ravage the economy. It will also punish those whose reckless and selfish behavior wiped us out in the first place, and it will assuage the anger that produces what some are calling the “populist backlash.” Simple, direct, effective, and forward-thinking. QED.


Obama braces for a backlash

Here’s what Barney Frank says about the current AIG bonus scandal, which illustrates another reason the “too big to fail” phenomenon needs to be contained:

Barney Frank Castigates AIG on Bonus Scandal

53 Responses to “Too big to fail? Then downsize.”

  1. don wercummers says:

    Where is the original Obama Pledge video?! I remember seeing it on T.V. when Obama go elected! I kind of threw-up a little in my mouth when I saw it! I guess they scrubbed it from the WEB!???

  2. yagio bic says:

    But I must keep myself busy, as that is a bad thing to do and the beginning of the depression cycle

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  5. sevinkirsc ashafi says:

    There is a distinction between 1% and .01%, as 1% of 360,000,000 is 3,600,000 while .01% of 360,000,000 is only 360,000 people. The top 1% at about $345k a year income which is far less than those making tens of millions a year. Taxation theft, but it be used to control behaviors or to redistribute wealth to the less wealthy. The top .01% or even the top .001% the problem the politicians and who STOLE our money, not those who make 8 figs

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  11. The new rallying motto of the US: “Government for the banks, by the banks, and for the banks.”

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    The logical conclusion of trickle down, I guess.

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  25. stas craidarnan says:

    I feel so warmed with Obama talking Jesus and all; I think come over and bring my bible! Lots of ammo there!

  26. mcgovic heinvillen says:

    What a disaster this administration has been. Obama is the biggest joke upon the USA in some time. So many wait for this ass-clown to go home in November.

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  37. klein win says:

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