Skip to comments.The Wolves of Wall Street went off to prison; so why not the coyotes of Congress?
Posted on 01/15/2014 7:17:23 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Are business people more corrupt than those in government? Hollywood loves to portray those in business as the baddies and those in government as the good guys. Exhibit A is the new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, the largely true story of con man Jordan Belfort.
Belfort and his cronies formed a firm to sell stock in startup and small companies they knew little or nothing about. In order to sell the stock, they would make claims about the companies that they thought the potential buyers wanted to hear, whether the statements were true or not.
If a company had been called Obamacare, they probably would have said it will give you better health insurance at lower cost and you will be able to keep your doctor. Belfort and some of his cronies quite properly went to prison for a couple of years and had to pay large fines for fraud and misrepresentation.
President Obama, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, others in the administration and members of the House and Senate made equally false claims about Obamacare. Mrs. Sebelius has also been accused of giving false and misleading testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which may be a felony.
Belfort and the others in his firm were charged with cheating innocent people out of several hundred million dollars which caused many great pain. Despite the misrepresentation, Obamacare only passed Congress by one vote. That misrepresentation is likely to eventually cost American citizens not hundreds of millions, as in the Belfort scam, but hundreds of billions of dollars, and much greater collective pain.
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And to think that I thought most of Congress to be Jackals (and laughing Hyenas).
Now why do you want to go and insult coyotes like that?
Even calling them hyenas is unfair to the majority of hyenas.
I don’t mean to hijack this thread but The Wolf of Wall Street is the worst movie I’ve seen in quite some time. I’m no prude but this film was a nonstop porno from beginning to end with drug use sprinkled on top. I get that the participants were unsavory characters but do you have to graphically show each and every instance.
Well, the Golden Globes just awarded the lead actor of this porno movie the BEST ACTOR two days ago.
I prefer the carrion of congress..
When they resort to that sort of near-pornography it means they don’t have much of a story.
Obama has brought 0 indictments.