Editorial cartoon: The Real Wall Street Crooks

  • Article by: STEVE SACK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2011 - 8:10 PM
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Tobias1Oct. 6, 11 3:47 PM

Thanks for the cartoon, it describes the source of grievances quite nicely. The empty cell on the right makes it also clear that this is not a problem between Democrats and Republicans, because no side goes after the banker, which would mean jail time for many of the latter. Instead, the politicians enjoy the banks' campaign cash, spread among all who could do something for justice but won't. Liberty and Justice for some!

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trudgeOct. 6, 11 4:23 PM

Please...the people most at fault are in congress (1980 to 2006). They deregulated much of the post-depression banking laws designed to prevent the type of risk taking by banks and investment houses. Without the regulations, it turned into "bankers gone wild".

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theoryofiOct. 7, 1112:47 PM

Deregulation -- yes, but the demands to deregulate came from the bankers who cried and posed as reformed and honest -- until they got their way. Then, as always, it's all about the money, ethics be damned.

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zulu226Oct. 7, 11 3:47 PM

Don't blame the bankers. They are in business to make money. Blame the politicians who screw up the laws just enough to come back and say "see we need to regulate more". Let the bankers borrow and loan money as they see fit. When they fail, sweep it out the door,(no bail outs)and move on. It will hurt, we will recover after the bottom is hit, but then it will come back. Too many laws and regulations have us chasing our tails and playing the blame game.

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fish60Oct. 10, 11 8:53 AM

We NEED 100% public financing of elections.

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