Monday, March 23, 2009

Petulant plutocrats

The banks' message [to the administration]: If you want our help to get credit flowing again to consumers and businesses, stop the rush to penalize our bonuses.

Wall Street Journal,
March 24, 2009

Isn't that behavior usually referred to as criminal extortion?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why did I think of the comment Willy Sutton allegedly made? "I rob banks because that's where the money is." (What he actually said is at

We're getting robbed one way or the other.