When executives on Wall Street announced that they would be paying themselves $140 billion dollars in bonuses last year in spite of being on government welfare, there was barely a whimper of outrage coming from the American public. After all, this is the kind of behavior that we’ve come to expect from the corrupt, greed-driven industry that sank our economy. But if their bonuses weren’t enough to get your blood boiling, than how about the fact that some of the largest financial institutions in America swindled the government like a common street hustler, and left the American taxpayers footing the bill. Mike Papantonio talks about how the swindle occurred and who perpetrated it with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi.
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