“Hands Down” Bush Was Tougher on Corporate America than Obama

Obama Is Even Worse than Bush

Matt Taibbi says:

“Hands down” Bush was tougher on corporate America than Obama.

That is fact, not opinion.

Taibbi explains that – as bad as the Bush administration was – they at least prosecuted the heads of Enron, Worldcom and some other white collar crooks.

In contrast, Obama hasn’t prosecuted even one high-level Wall Street executive.

Obama has prosecuted fewer financial crimes than President Reagan, Clinton or either of the Bush presidents. Indeed, Obama’s chief law enforcement officer – the Attorney General of the United States – has publicly stated that he won’t go after big banks.

On the other hand, Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all other presidents combined.  Obama – even more than Bush – is protecting criminal activity by prosecuting and harassing whistleblowers. Indeed, the Obama administration is are literally treating whistleblowers as terrorists.

Obama is even worse than Bush in redistributing wealth from the American people to a handful of fatcats and spying on Americans.

While everyone knows about the $700 billion “Tarp” bailout which started under Bush, a top banking analyst puts the current bailouts under Obama at more than $780 billion each year. (Background here.)

Crony capitalism has gotten even worse under Obama.  And Obama is worse than Bush in appointing cronies to powerful government positions.

And – because of the above-described policies – income inequality has increased more under Obama than under Bush.

Bush was a total disaster … Obama – the least popular president in 4 decades – is even worse.

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  • jo6pac

    Yep, bush was tougher but it only because he had money and 0 is working on being as rich as big dog when he leaves office. Then 2016 the choices between the loser of 2 eveils will be jeb bush/vp condi rice or hillabilley/whom ever for the lame stream parties. I’ll be voting Green

  • Forest_GS

    This just doesn’t add up.

    Either he’s super evil or he’s being “protected” from these opinions+facts by the secret service.

    He started out with so many promising propositions and promises. There are even lists made with all his promises he never kept.

  • wunsacon

    I voted 3rd party. But, out of deference to those people who thought O was the lesser evil, you have to consider who — in their minds — the alternative was: Romney.

    If Romney had come out and said “David Stockman’s article was spot-on and I know it — that’s why I’m going to reform this corrupt system”, he might’ve won. But, he didn’t. He also isn’t half as good a liar as Obama.