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Hos answer to Jake Tapper’s question on why he didn’t prosecute

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first, on the issue of — on the issue of prosecutions on Wall Street, one of the biggest problems about the collapse of Lehman’s and the subsequent financial crisis and the whole subprime lending fiasco is that a lot of that stuff wasn’t necessarily illegal,

Gee, I guess then there wasn’t any need for the White House to pressure NY’s Attorney general re: investigating mortgage fraud, was it, Barak?

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reportedly under pressure from the Obama administration to support a broad bank settlement over shoddy mortgage servicing practices.

The settlement, which is intended to resolve widespread problems in how banks handled mortgage paperwork, has been in the works for months. Those problems, such as the “robo-signing” of documents, have become apparent in the aftermath of the housing crisis and the struggle to process far more foreclosures than the banking system ever expected.

In other words, you force people to lose their homes over fraudulent mortgages and no law was broken?

Even from the big Steve Jobs shadow, the clash between the police and protesters made some covers

The Daily News

and even on NY Times

This was on the Facebook page last night

“Remember, This movement is based on civil disobedience. Do not get penned up today. Do not be forced on the sidewalk. Take the streets, sit down, Disrupt traffic, be brave….Some advice from Naomi Klein..please protesters, I can’t say this enough: “DO NOT MARCH. SIT DOWN or stand with linked arms. DO NOT JUST MARCH. I have studied protests for the last fifty years — the ones that ended in state violence (they always win) are short and they MARCH. the ones that brought down regimes are LONG and STOP TRAFFIC and involve SITTING DOWN OR STANDING STILL WITH LINKED ARMS. They take patience.” This is our moment. We are growing because we are resisting.”

Mission accomplished.

Elizabeth Warren

“The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there has been no real accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it. That’s why I want to run for the United States Senate,”

Geitner (Obama’s guy who shot Warren down)

Tim Geithner: Wall Street’s Anger Toward President Obama Is ‘Inexplicable’

 

 

“Do you feel any sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street movement?” Bennet asked later in the discussion.

No, I feel a lot of sympathy for what you might describe as a general sense among Americans as to whether we’ve lost the sense of possibility…blah, blah, blah

As the tourists were photographing the statue itself,

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I was taken by the fact that our tax money is used to protect the symbol of those who don’t pay taxes (offshore accounts and such), as well as to protect them. Against us.

In Zucotti Park, reading materials secured with fruit

I have to say, I didn’t see one sign I didn’t like

And I looked.

Apparently, after the big march last night, the s* hit the fan.

Not Your Sweetie

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