Unlike Mitt Romney and his plutocratic financial backers, Barack Obama does this sort of thing only because he respects plutocrats, not because he is one. He won't gain financially by turning this nation into a banana republic.
Down the line, many hope that what Occupy has failed to accomplish, hard-nosed prosecutors might be able to provide: a measure of justice for the millions of aggrieved homeowners either forced out in foreclosure.
Steal a Snickers bar from the 7-11 and you could face jail time. Angelo Mozilo took a half billion dollars in compensation for loans that blew up our economy. And so far, he's gotten off virtually scott free.
For me, the most powerful moment of Inside Job was something the CEO of a large bank said. "We can't control our greed," the CEO acknowledged, in a rare moment of candor and insight. "You should regulate us more."
This is literally a make-it-or-break-it year when it comes to politics. We need Democrats to get off their butts and either get the bad guys out of office or at least make sure the okay guys don't get creamed by the Tea Party Red Coats.