It’s not enough for Obama to huff and puff and scold Wall Street. He should make them give the money back. Funny enough, innocent people who got money from any investments made with Bernie Madoff will have to pay them back if they got those payments in the last six years. And those people may be forced to pay back gains gotten on their own genuine investments. So why shouldn’t any Wall Streeter have to repay a bonus earned, for a less than lousy performance, paid for, with my tax dollars and yours? If you purchase stolen goods without knowing that they are stolen, those goods still must be returned to their rightful owner. That seems to be a pretty clear parallel to me. If you got a bonus that was paid for by bailout money, it should be returned. End of story.
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