Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Homeless Freeze to Death as CEOs Make Millions
As homeless people literally freeze to death on the streets, Obama is praised for capping CEO bailouts at $500,000. In the United States, CEOs give themselves $20 Billion in bonuses as the economy tanks and millions face the grim realities of eviction, layoffs, and foreclosure. When people horde wealth while others die in the streets, those with the money should pay. And if they aren't willing to pay by giving up their personal assetts, they should be held accountable by the friends and family of the dead, homeless, and jobless in the court of the streets, where they would not only be forcefully mugged, but probably torn apart limb from limb.
Too many people have died under the boots of corporations. Too many are suffering from the greed of the banks. Globally for decades, nationally in recent years. The time for accountability has come.
When criminals like Bank of America CEO Kenneth D. Lewis make over $20 million and General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner make $14.4 million, they deserve to freeze in the streets and those in the streets deserve a home, a hot meal, and a shower.