March 6, 2009

So the criminals who ran the banks and the world into the ground refuse to give back their ill-gotten gains. Solution? Put them in jail until they do

Make 'em an offer they can't refuse, I'd say:

A) Get the full force of the government thrown at you, spend millions on legal fees, and end up in jail for the rest of your life anyway

B) Pay a fine equal to all of your bonuses for 2002 - 2008

or, if it were up to me,

C) Suffer a long, unrelenting public flogging in the town square

Hmmmm...Gee... Wonder what Mozilo and Perry and Fuld and Goodwin and O'Neal and Lewis and the rest of the thieves would choose?

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The embattled former RBS boss Fred Goodwin might want to consider leaving Britain until the media storm and outrage over his estimated £650,000-a-year ($933,000) pension has settled; it may have to be a very long break.

Fred Goodwin says he has already given up a number of his rights to appease angry politicians and investors.

On Thursday, the same day Royal Bank of Scotland announced a UK record loss of £24.1 billion ($34.6 billion) for 2008, it was revealed the 50-year-old Goodwin was receiving an annual pension of £650,000 ($933,000) for life.

He retired after the government's multi-billion pound bailout last year.

In an extraordinary sequence of events, Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling, head of the Treasury, urged Goodwin to give up his pension.

Goodwin responded angrily, saying he had already given up a number of contractual rights which had cost him a lot of money.


Jayman 01844 said...

Great News!!!!
Former CEO of Kb homes Bruce Karatz indicted thursday for a scheme that inflated the value of his stock options.

Angelo we are coming for ya!!!

yoski said...

We need forced labor camps to come back in style, or chain gangs. Round up banksters, mortgage brokers, specuvestors and all the other scum and put them in the gulags for 20 years. Make them work 12 hour days, 365 days a year down in the salt mines.
Seize all their assests and their faimilies' assets. Fuck 'em all.

Anonymous said...

I wonder where mortgage bankers are on the prison code of ethics hierarchy.

1. Cops
2. Snitches
3. Child Molesters
4. Old lady attackers
5. Mortgage Bankers

Anonymous said...

You're dreaming if you think any public employee would ever lay a glove on these fucks.

Anonymous said...

Kill Them and Kill their entire Family.

Do It Now.

Mainvilliam said...

We knew it all along:

The anti Gitmo crowd are the most vicious ‘life haters’

Repeat after me!

I am responsible for everything in my life!


Anonymous said...

I watched Barney Frank on TV pay a little lip service to bringing these crooks to trial and maybe getting some money back. You can see it in his eyes and in his mannerism, he is VERY nervious about this, because he shares some guilt.

How will we get justice when the guys we elected to serve justice are protecting the crooks because they are in bed with the crooks.

Hows that for a run-on.

We gotta keep the heat on!

GT Charlie

RICO said...

Let's also claw back *retroactively* the federal salaries and pension benefits of those 'revolving door' traitors (past and present) who enabled this fiscal calamity.

Let's start with Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, James Baker III, Newt Gingrich, George Shultz, Phil Gramm, Billy Tauzin, etc....

Paige Turner said...

RE: So the criminals who ran the banks and the world into the ground refuse to give back their ill-gotten gains...

Of course what I am about to propose is a totally unrealistic fantasy, but we need something around this BLOG to relieve the monotony associated with global economic collapse.

On my fantasy planet, there exists a New World Order which wants to control every aspect of human existence. This New World Order consists of a very few elite families of trillionaire global bankers who are currently allowing their millionaire and billionaire underlings to destroy all of the economic systems of the world.

For the time being, the millionaire and billionaire underlings are being allowed to keep their ill gotten gains, because their destructive work has not yet been completed.

However, once the entire global economic system has been destroyed, the billionaires will destroy the millionaires. After that, the trillionaires will destroy the billionaires.

The end result will be a world of dirt-poor slaves who are dominated by a few super-rich tyrannical dictators.

I must admit that this whole story sounds like a bad movie script. It is intended only to provide comic relief.


Anonymous said...

From The Market Ticker:

Be warned Mr. President - we are on the precipice of a tipping point from which you and our economy cannot recover for a decade or more, if at all.

Protecting those who have stolen the wealth of millions of Americans, along with their homes and jobs, is going to become singularly unpopular in very short order.

The anger is getting mainstream, you read about it everywhere.

Angry Leprechaun said...

I agree with you Yoski. All the money Obama is spending should build new prisons to put all these people in.

Then we should make Obama the official doormat to these prisons. He is such a piece of shit I would take great pleasure in in seeing scum like Mozilo wipe their feet on him.

Mitesh Damania said...

Wash DC should be renamed f*cking

Anonymous said...

It's good to be rich in America. The people who caused this mess will never do hard time. But the people who will pay for all this, the tax payers, are going to be really screwed.

Anonymous said...

No quick death for these bastards.

I want it long, slow, and painful.

1) Swim across the Great White shark tank
2) staked down over a fire ant nest
3) 24 hour Britney music
4) reality show called "Run You Scum" where banksters and other riff raff are thrown to crowds of people who were directly impacted by their greed
5) Sent to Iraq and forced to work for Iraqis as "slaves" with "Bush Torture Rules" allowed
6) Subjects for testing of new drugs with potentially horrible side effects
7) Crash test dummies

There is nothing too vile for these scum.

Anonymous said...

And you know everything Goodwin has is paid off. He could live on 1/4 of that and keep his name