The first question we should ask any candidate for President is this: If elected, will you promise to arrest every banker for whom we have probable cause to believe they committed a crime?
If the Answer is Yes, we will listen. But, if the Answer is No, then we ought not to listen as any candidate who does not listen to us is against us and not for us.
This is a non-negotiable issue. If you will not arrest the people who stole tens of trillions of dollars, how will you put an end to Bailouts, Austerity Cuts and Mindless Tax Increases?
I don’t care if you are a member of my political party, my religion, my race, my gender or my veterans group. I don’t care how photogenic your children are. I don’t care about any other issues you run off at the mouth about.
If you cannot and will not listen to me, there is no reason why I should listen to you.
If you will not arrest the CEOs and VPs at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the other banks for High Frequency Trading or really front running what good are you to me? The bankers get an electronic signal that my mutual fund or pension fund is buying 10,000 shares of a certain stock. Then they buy it ahead of us and then sell it to us after clipping our pensions of money we need to pay our bills.
The pension funds are systematically looted of hundreds of millions of dollars every year because you did nothing before you came to speak to us today. Only a fool would believe you will suddenly change and come to the rescue of anyone who actually works for a living or owns a small business. Or for any of the 23% of us who lost their jobs and would dearly love to find a job.
If you do not answer Yes right here and now, I will go to the public campaign finance records to see if you have received any money from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Bank of America. If you have, I will consider looking for a candidate or someone who will arrest you as a co-conspirator to the theft of tens of trillions of dollars. You helped thousands of criminals avoid prosecution in exchange for cash. That is a crime.
When Ben Bernanke created 16.1 trillion dollars out of nothing and gave it to the bankers and to big corporations, he did nothing to help us. But he did everything to inflate the currency and raise prices. We are all 11% poorer this year than last because you said and did nothing to stop the inflation the Federal Reserve unleashed. 6.1 trillion of those dollars went to buy back fraudulent loans from the Europeans so Ben’s banker buddies would not have to go to jail.
Again you did nothing so I must assume these banking criminals are your friends. If that be true, then they should be your only friends.
I am unwilling to have an 11% inflation rate this year, a 25% rate next year and a 50% rate soon after the next President takes office. Do you hear me?
The level of corruption you have been a party to all your life is no longer acceptable. Indeed you are no longer acceptable. You knowingly aided and abetted in the destruction of my country. That is an unforgivable and unpardonable crime.
This country and this world will not survive one more presidential term of office if the lies you live continue to be believed by us.
The Lies Will Stop Here. The Lies Will Stop Now.