The Non-Rich

… what are we to do?

It’s a very depressing situation.  Guy dumps something like 299 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, was in charge when 11 people in his company died and gets a $400,000 safety bonus.

You and me would go to jail for decades.  He gets a bonus.  What’s up with that?

Bankers foreclose on military families.  They take the house of people are actively in a warzone.  They kick the wife and kids out.  Is anyone going to jail?  Is anyone losing their jobs?  Nope.

The CEO does get a $300,000 dollar bonus though

Me, I would have been fired, and I’m betting some of the account employees did if I made the mistake that cost some people their homes.  (According to the article, it was illegal.)

Prosecutors make up lies about an accused man and the man gets 3-years in jail.  The prosecutor doesn’t even get a slap on the wrist.  But he does get prosecutoral immunity (from the Supreme Court no less) that says, no matter what he does, if it’s done in the job, he can’t be sued for it.  Even if he lies, makes up evidence and sends people to jail falsely.

Me, if I lied, I go to jail.  Not them.

I report.  You decide.  Is that right?

I really believe that the system is fundamentally broken.  I really do not believe that my child will live his entire life in the United States of America.

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