The businesses, banksters, financiers engaged in predatory lending get massive handouts from Obama and Bush rather than jail time.
"The financiers who have engaged in predatory lending, deceptive sales practices, forgery, illegal robo-signing and many other deceitful tactics have been treated gently by the law," Stein wrote. "Instead of going to jail or being ordered to return their ill-gotten profits, they got massive bailouts from the Bush and Obama administrations. It took $189 billion just to keep Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in business"...
"When our laws are unfair, we are told we should ask our legislators to reform them," she continued. "Well, we have asked - and we have discovered that our legislators are under the thumb of the financiers. They play golf with the financiers, they allow the financiers' lobbyists to write legislation and they take jobs with the financiers when they leave office. Because of this, they have little interest in making the laws fairer to regular people."
Stein added the banks that were considered too big to fail are now "bigger than ever, thanks to massive bailouts funded by taxpayers." She offered what she called a "Green New Deal" that would "break up those banks and replace them with public banks whose mission is to help people, not exploit them."