Weatherford Democrat


September 27, 2012

Letters to the editor, Thursday, Sept. 27

— Does anyone care about big banks and corruption?

Dear editor,

Greg Palast is a British journalist. He focuses on super wealthy individuals whose activities are considered racketeering and who are considered criminals in Europe and other countries.

However, the Supreme Court in the United States gives immunity to these charges and considers them job creators.

Mr. Koch is one Mitt Romney funder with millions of dollars pushing his presidential election. “The Koch Brothers Exposed” is a recent DVD release. Paul Singer of Brooklyn, N.Y., was discovered buying off top leaders in Zambia and the Congo in Africa of AIDS funding provided by the United States and other countries. Billions of dollars have been stolen and allowed to fund right wing candidates through the Supreme Court decision nearly two years ago.  

These people are exposed in another DVD titled “Why We Occupy.” Another DVD is out called “Billionaires and Ballot Bandits.” One can Google information on these three informative visual media.

World News also tells about the Wall Street criminals who stole Americans’ retirements and homes, and caused the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression in the 1930s. A recent report on American news, cable and satellite TV, show the “cops protecting the crooks” on Wall Street in New York, while beating and pepper spraying peaceful Wall Street protestors. How different from the gun-toting Tea Party protestors who were untouched and unfettered by the police.

Criminals were bailed out, while the people of America were sold out!   

I understand these yet-to-be-jailed Wall Street criminals now strut around Washington buying off Congressmen while blaming “us” for the off-the-cliff disaster they planned and carried out.

My question is when will these big banksters be arrested and tried? Although those persons like Charles Koch may be too big to fail, they are not too big to jail.

Is anyone in Weatherford or Parker County concerned by these unfolding events?

Darwin Yeary,


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