Sometimes the big U.S. banks make me laugh until the tears start flowing down my cheeks, then I realize I can't tell if I'm laughing or crying.
Here they are, in the New York Times, putting the campaign contribution nozzle in the gas tanks of our favorite Congresspeople. Because, you may not realize it, but Congresspeople need a very special fuel to run, and that fuel is green (but sadly not Soylent Green, so we can't just mash up surplus poor people).
Sometimes I despair of this country ever being able to heal itself. We are so firmly in the grip of moneyed interests. We have met the enemy, and he is wearing a rep tie and a member of the American League of Lobbyists.