Well no kidding Mr. Bernanke. What makes you think that? Now?
It should be noted that it is very hard to write campaign checks from prison. That is really frowned upon. Outside of the big house however funds can flow to influence peddlers freely. And Obama made it clear who the bankers owed for their “freedom” when he explained to a group of senior banking executives post-acute crisis that the only thing standing between them and the “pitchforks” was him.
So fellas, just so you know. I’m just trying to help you out. I sure would hate it if the Justice Department had to come sniffing around your firm. That’d be a tragedy.
The message was received. Heck, even Corzine is still running around the Hamptons.
(From Washington Examiner)
“It would have been my preference to have more investigation of individual actions, since obviously everything that went wrong or was illegal was done by some individual, not by an abstract firm,” Bernanke explained. “In that respect, I think that there should have been more accountability at the individual level.”