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They do have a license to steal There is no other way to read Tuesday’s report from the New York state comptroller that bonuses for Wall Street financiers rose 17 percent to $203 billion in 2009 Of course that is less than the $329 billion for bonus rewards back in 2007, when those hotshots could still pretend that they were running sound businesses They do have a license to steal .

Robert Scheer

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Jail, anyone? Perhaps that’s too harsh, and at any rate premature, but is anyone ever going to be held accountable for the behind-the-scenes sweetheart deals that passed tens of billions of taxpayer dollars through the AIG shell game to the very banks that caused the financial meltdown? Is anyone ever going to be held accountable for the sweetheart deals that passed billions of taxpayer dollars through the AIG shell game to the banks that caused the meltdown?

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