Does everyone have bailout fatigue? Are we burned out from being angry about our tax dollars being used to help a few “too big to fail” operations?
How else can we explain that almost nothing is being said about revelations that AIG — one of the biggest recipients of tax dollars in history — was helping big corporations and the wealthy avoid paying their taxes?
WE – the ones who did pay our taxes – are bailing out a huge operation that got rich partly from helping the rich and big corporations avoid paying their taxes.
A few days back I wrote about AIG’s Tax Dodge Business,
AIG FP was one of the biggest players in the business of engineering offshore tax shelters for corporate and private clients that resembled a multibillion dollar tax evasion scheme called Son of Boss (we don’t have time to figure out why) that thousands of corporations and wealthy individuals used to book phony capital gains losses and evade most or all of their income taxes in the late nineties and early 00s.
When are we going to start talking about getting the money back? When are we going to start talking about accountability for the people responsible for all of this?
Why is Obama surrounding himself with people who come from Wall Street – Goldman Sachs in particular – whose solution is to pump all of our money into the Wall Street they come from and not even tell us how it is being used? When are we going to start demanding that Obama bring in people who will hold people accountable? (That applies to holding torturers accountable, as well.)