Thursday, March 19, 2009

What does that make us? Peasants?

When D said that last night, it caught my attention...

Bernard Madoff should be hanged. I'm serious. Have you been watching the news? He cheated thousands of people out of $65 billion dollars -- We are not talking millions or even a few billion... We are talking $65. billion. dollars. This amount of money could have bailed out the car manufactures... are you getting the picture here, people?

The cherry on top is that his wife is living comfortably in a multimillion dollar pent house in New York, his sons were given over $31 million in 'loans', they have a $7 million yacht in Paris, $2.6 million worth of jewelry and when the story first broke, they made a bank transaction of $16 million to make sure his wife was 'taken care of' -- WHAT?!?
I'd be lucky to be making a transaction of $1,600!!! The figures are making my head spin and likely these don't even touch the surface...

I've literally sat and cried as I've watched the interviews with a few of his victims. The stories are heart wrenching. Bernie Madoff... You should be made an example of.

I digress...

12 comments:

lmt1073 said...

YES, I agree, that is completely insane. And have you read the story of the wife who said alimony of $53,00 a WEEK is not enough to keep her in the lifestyle of which she is accustomed to!!!!???? I can't even begin to imagine

Ms. Salti said...

Amen to that! He is a slimy scumbag and should pay for what he's done to all of his victims. His family should be forced to give up all of their assests to begin repaying those who lost everything!

LyndsAU said...

oh it's awful!!! it makes me so dang mad. i wish they would kick his wife out on the streets!!! they are horrible people!!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

I totally agree!

Jennifer said...

I agree! it is absurd what he got away with, and what he is still getting away with. i know his wife's and son's assets might be comfiscated (sp?). I think his whole family should go down for this, because surely his wife and sons also benefited from this mess.

Sass said...

This morning on the news, they were saying he's not comfortable in his prison cell.

Um...yeah...isn't that kinda the point?

Lil' Woman said...

I cant stand people liekt that...c;mon seriously if you take 10,000 dollars away from me, that is my yearly income, then im homeless, jobless, carless, hungry, etc. but if you take 10,000 away from a person like that then ooops we can't ride the jet this week..what the eff is wrong with this country.

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

I completely agree. This is crazy! Seriously, are we peasants?!

Cole said...

I can't imagine stealing a single cent from someone... nevermind 65 BILLION!!!! It's stuff like this that makes me question the morals of our society. Ugh!!

Crystal Rae said...

That is extremely ridiculous. I can NOT believe that, that is alot of doe.

Chic Runner said...

Ohhh I totally agree. I think that like 40 dollar is a lot of money. People these days. how funny my word verification is also like rerpo.. like REPO it's a sign!

Cocaine Princess said...

I feel sorry for all the victims. It was terrible what he did.