At worst, […] ordinary homeowners were stupid or uninformed — while the banks that lent them the money are guilty of committing a baldfaced crime on a grand scale. These banks robbed investors and conned homeowners, blew themselves up chasing the fraud, then begged the taxpayers to bail them out. And bail them out we did: We ponied up billions to help Wells Fargo buy Wachovia, paid Bank of America to buy Merrill Lynch, and watched as the Fed opened up special facilities to buy up the assets in defective mortgage trusts at inflated prices. And after all that effort by the state to buy back these phony assets so the thieves could all stay in business and keep their bonuses, what did the banks do? They put their foot on the foreclosure gas pedal and stepped up the effort to kick people out of their homes as fast as possible, before the world caught on to how these loans were made in the first place.
Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone over de banken die de crisis hebben veroorzaakt door het financieren van speculatie met hypotheken. Voorlopig blijven ze ongestraft, de belasting betaler betaalt de rekening en weigeren ze mee te werken aan een oplossing waardoor de economie stagneert. Lees het hele artikel hier.