New year, same problems. The Daily Show
's effervescent Jon Stewart offers a biting, sardonic look at both the state of the economy and the growing distrust of big banks by many consumers.
"If you still have a job, your boss is now allowed to sleep with your spouse, no questions asked," Stewart jokes, in reference to the nation's 10+ percent unemployment rate and how lucky many employees are to still be gainfully employed.
But the real target of his ire? Bank bonuses. "Let me get this straight: the only people that have fully recovered from the financial meltdown, are the people that caused
the financial meltdown?" Stewart quips. "And by recovered, I mean dipping their balls in GOLD."
Of course, I tend to see things a little differently: more like a big pool. Wall Street built the pool, structured the pool, and filled it with water -- and Main Street decided to jump in for a swim. When a whole bunch of dookies started floating around in the pool water, everyone jumped out as fast as they possibly could -- and started arguing whose crap it was that ruined the pool for everyone.
And nobody wants to own up to crapping in the pool water, now do they?