Our message is simple: Big Banks tanked our economy and took our money when they needed a bailout. Now they're thumbing their noses at our communities but making billions in profits. It's time they pay up.
After all that has happened with the financial crisis and the role that short-sellers played in dragging big companies down into the muck, you'd hope the U.S. Senate wouldn't play this role. But it is going on today.
President Obama and Congress need to get some serious "top kill" going on the corporate tax loopholes which allow greedy corporations to shirk their responsibilities and billions of dollars to tax bills of those who play fair.
Obama's working from a flawed theory: "There is no dividing line between Main Street and Wall Street. We are all in this together as one nation." Really? The entire story of this crisis is about how we are not in this together.
Under the rules governing high finance, bankers can win every time. They're essentially serving as "the house" within a vast global casino. That yields a lot more cash than moving the nation's savings into productive investments.
Now that the Dow is shooting past 11,000, Congress has the perfect excuse to pass a pathetic set of watered down financial reforms. Arguments between Democrats and Republicans are for political show. The bankers already have won.