No one should be surprised that the American people are economically insecure and anxious. Seven in 10 voters said the nation's economy is in bad shape. Voters who said the economy was important to them voted 2 to 1 for Republicans.
The sad truth is that we haven't done nearly enough to reform the financial system to prevent another cataclysmic crash, end rampant predatory behavior, restore investor confidence and protect taxpayers, companies and the federal treasury.
The problem is that Wall Street's biggest banks don't want to have to go into bankruptcy if they fail. They want U.S. taxpayers to bail them out like what happened in 2008-2009. They want to keep their jobs, bonuses and reckless gambling.
When you break laws -- hugely significant laws -- over and over again, and those crimes result in harm to millions of people, there should be some justice applied. The fact that the justice has been so inadequate to the crime is a deep and fundamental failure.
Now, when there are some very real and very serious anti-American actions being asked for, Dimon is strangely silent. Could it be because the current anti-American requests coincide with his claims against financial reform? Of course it is.