Since 9/11/2001 we've ramped up our snooping capability to read everyone's email, listen to their phone calls, and trace pretty much ALL financial transactions worldwide.
Surely we can trace the billions of bailout dollars that were used to pay off naked credit default swaps and repatriate that money to the treasury, where it belongs. We shouldn't reward betting behaviour when we weren't involved in making the odds, nor the rules.
We could also trace back all of the Madoff money, and get some people paid back.
We could use the post 9/11 snooping apparatus for a truely patriotic purpose... protecting our national security by protecting us from greedy abusers of the system.
Which would suit me just fine.
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