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(Washington Monthly)   Time to crack some white collar heads, Merrick   (washingtonmonthly.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Fraud, Federal Bureau of Investigation, President Donald Trump, current white collar crime epidemic, Department of Justice, former Attorney General William Barr, Theft, number of these defendants  
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2021-05-06 9:59:48 PM  
Trump's collar is orange
 
2021-05-07 3:10:45 AM  
Yes please.
 
2021-05-07 3:17:02 AM  
From 'Murica to 'Merricka in one easy election!
 
2021-05-07 3:30:39 AM  
This is what Republicans mean by Law and Order, right? Taking down the big guys involved in illegal activities that affect lots of people?

/sure, Jan
 
2021-05-07 3:40:37 AM  
<img src="aint nothin gonna happen.gif" alt="Aint nothin gonna happen.">

America is built on the principle that high-status people will never be held accountable for harming lower-status people. The only white collar criminals who are ever successfully prosecuted are those few who are dumb enough not to understand this and choose to steal from people richer than themselves.
 
2021-05-07 3:41:58 AM  
I'm being patient because I imagine the case against a former President should be absolutely iron clad with no wiggle room or loopholes to stick but I hope we see visible being made towards that end before the year is out.

Ditto on any inside help the Jan 6 insurrectionists had.
 
2021-05-07 3:45:13 AM  

nytmare: This is what Republicans mean by Law and Order, right? Taking down the big guys involved in illegal activities that affect lots of people?

/sure, Jan


Well sure, they're all Libs!

/Sorooooos!
//<sprinkle anti-Semitic wharrglgarbl to taste, stir in racist theories debunked in 100 years ago>
///<cook on low till half-baked - serve immediately it won't age well>
 
2021-05-07 4:11:39 AM  

Snapper Carr: I'm being patient because I imagine the case against a former President should be absolutely iron clad with no wiggle room or loopholes to stick but I hope we see visible being made towards that end before the year is out.


Yeah personally I'm willing to give Mueller all the time he needs to get it right.
 
2021-05-07 4:25:19 AM  
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2021-05-07 4:45:54 AM  

WalkingSedgwick: <img src="aint nothin gonna happen.gif" alt="Aint nothin gonna happen.">

America is built on the principle that high-status people will never be held accountable for harming lower-status people. The only white collar criminals who are ever successfully prosecuted are those few who are dumb enough not to understand this and choose to steal from people richer than themselves.


The only white collar criminals that get nailed are the ones that are dumb enough to fark with the money.   Bank and tax fraud is what gets them, and twice impeached ex-President Sniveling Asshole did both.
 
2021-05-07 5:53:56 AM  
MSNBC had a big segment on this tonight.

Something like up to a trillion in tax revenue per year is not collected by the IRS because there quite simply isn't anyone in the agency to do it. The Republicans have been slashing funding, regulations, salaries, and jobs from the IRS for over a decade. It's now way too small and way too ill-equipped to audit or process anyone. Today income taxes pretty much run on the honor system.

So if you are Labor (ie: make money by working for hourly wage, salary, etc.), then the person who reports your income to the government is your employer. But if you are Capital (ie: make money by owning a business or asset speculation), then the person who reports your income to the government is you.

So in this honor system known as the income tax collection, Capital gets to report the income of Labor, and Capital also gets to report the income of Capital. Take a wild guess who cheats the income tax system more.

You can tax the wealthy at any rate you want, it won't make a difference if you cannot collect those taxes, nor enforce the laws that penalize those who cheat on them.

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008 we have been living in a golden age of financial crime. Because there are no repercussions or consequences for what they did, since everything is legal. And they are quite prepared to do it again. And they will get away with it.
 
2021-05-07 7:02:34 AM  
But will Garland turn over the Barr memo?
 
2021-05-07 7:25:27 AM  
Gilded Age 2.0 needs to be smashed.
 
2021-05-07 8:02:49 AM  
Can you describe the ruckus?
 
2021-05-07 8:21:31 AM  
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Unlikely.

This was always my kink in the 90s -- that COPS would turn all that dedicated, filmed violence one day on Wall St -- have an episode where they threw bankers in pinstripes across their desk and slapped the cuffs on -- just like in the ghetto
 
2021-05-07 8:24:49 AM  
Well I, for one, am getting impatient to start the fellation and cunnilingus.  Any Indy Farkers down?
 
2021-05-07 8:42:48 AM  
You can't have white power without white privilege.    When you look out at a sea of white faces, you don't focus on the crowd, you focus on the privileged.  That's where your identity lies.  It's your racial aspiration.   --- Quotations from Uncle Cracker.
 
2021-05-07 8:45:28 AM  

Ishkur: MSNBC had a big segment on this tonight.

Something like up to a trillion in tax revenue per year is not collected by the IRS because there quite simply isn't anyone in the agency to do it. The Republicans have been slashing funding, regulations, salaries, and jobs from the IRS for over a decade. It's now way too small and way too ill-equipped to audit or process anyone. Today income taxes pretty much run on the honor system.


Marketplace had a segment on the "tax gap" as well

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/mak​e​-me-smart-with-kai-and-molly/whats-the​-tax-gap-and-how-do-we-close-it/?amp

This should be something everyone agrees on. We can collect a crapload of additional revenue for much-needed programs and projects without raising tax rates or changing any tax laws/regulations, simply by improving enforcement.
 
2021-05-07 11:01:51 AM  
Drain the swamp!
 
2021-05-08 2:44:53 PM  

Arkanaut: Drain the swamp!


Trvmp's use of that expression was apt given the role wetlands play in the ecosystem.
 
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