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Wells Far-to-go

Pat Bagley says it best. 


So okay, let’s stop simply imposing monetary fines for punishment of big money criminals. They laugh at that shit; money protects money. 

What these monsters need is hard PRISON TIME, and not the type that resembles vacation spas, either (which is what they usually get). 

They must be humiliated in front of the world. 

We need to listen and follow the lead of Elizabeth Warren!

From this article at NPR.org — 

Warren said toward the end of her allotted time to question Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf :

“Here’s what really gets me about this, Mr. Stumpf. If one of your tellers took a handful of $20 bills out of the crash drawer, they’d probably be looking at criminal charges for theft. They could end up in prison.

"But you squeezed your employees to the breaking point so they would cheat customers and you could drive up the value of your stock and put hundreds of millions of dollars in your own pocket.

"And when it all blew up, you kept your job, you kept your multi-multimillion-dollar bonuses, and you went on television to blame thousands of $12-an-hour employees who were just trying to meet cross-sell quotas that made you rich.

"This is about accountability. You should resign. You should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on, and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. This just isn’t right." 

 http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/20/494738797/you-should-resign-watch-sen-elizabeth-warren-grill-wells-fargo-ceo-john-stumpf 


I’ll just end by suggesting that for every big-money crook we put behind bars, we can release a few thousand nonviolent prisoners convicted of pot possession. That would be a good and decent trade-off.