Why must we live with this trash? I’m talking about the Wall Street hedge fund manager who just recently made headlines as he tried to gouge prices on pharmaceutical brands he had purchased. Some of the excesses were over 5000%
I think he did it for the notoriety. So I am not going to use his name here. I could call him dick wad or ass hole. But let’s just say this selfish, greedy bastard has had his fifteen minutes of fame. Both the SEC and the IRS are now looking into his business practices as well as the Justice Department. Maybe a few decades behind heavy iron bars would do his demented head some good.
Speaking of jail time, I think that is where the VW execs belong. And while we are throwing Germans in jail, let’s throw the GM execs in there right along with them. It is time corporations quit hiding behind financial loop holes and paying FINES in settlements. It is time the guys and gals in pinstripes exchange them for prison stripes. Just like the Peanut Barron got this week. Peter Pan’s man got 25+ years for lying to Americans about a product they consume. Let me tell you, the next guy in line isn’t going to change any numbers or change lab results to suit his or her agenda. Not with JAIL time waiting as a gift from Uncle Sam.
Corporations wanted to be treated as people under the law…so be it. Jail the crooks.
Where I grew up there was an epidemic of slant hole oil well drilling going on in the sixties. Let me tell you, had real jail time been in the cards, there is no way those drill stems would have been anything but straight down. As it was a few hands got slapped a few fines paid.
If you break a law, you should serve the time. No matter if you are a hood from the streets or a CEO from Wall Street.
Capitalism needs a good dose of cleaning up its bench players. It would do the whole team some good. And while we’re at it, let’s throw a few congressmen in there, too. Their hands are always being greased and by some of the shadiest characters in Washington.
Let’s clean up America. And let’s start at the top. America’s CEO’s are ripe for a little soap and water… and if they don’t come out squeaky clean, then a little drying out in jail would be just in order.