The biggest problem with allowing people to get away with repeated crimes and accumulate incredible wealth and influence through their actions, is that they come to actually believe that they are entitled and blameless.
This week on CNBC, Blankfein said that Sanders’ criticism created an environment that “has the potential to be a dangerous moment — not just for Wall Street, not just for the people who are particularly targeted, but for anybody who is a little bit out of line.”
In an interview yesterday with the International Business Times, Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to the outrageous comments made by Blankfein as follows:
“In a time when literally thousands of people are being locked up every year for non-violent drug offenses or stealing a car, the CEO of a giant bank can help engineer the theft of hundreds of millions of dollars — and he gets a raise,” she said. “The executives of another bank can help organize the money laundering for drug cartels, and they don’t even get charged with a crime, while an addict [who] buys a few pills can land in jail for a year. This is two criminal justice systems.”