Americans have been sold on the idea that money trumps anything. Amazing what people will give up for it.

People want to pretend that moral character does not matter. That its all about money and facts and science and other practical considerations. But there was a fine line between George Washington becoming "King of America" or becoming merely our first President. I blame the quality of character in America for the situation. We tolerate a lack of it too often these days. Bankers, Politicians? They are really one and the same. Same team at least.

This is nothing new. It's merely old fashioned corruption and cronyism. What is different from the past is how they were able to divert attention from what they were doing with a phony standard of living. Very few complained until it hit them personally in the pocket book. Whores, bought off by a few trinkets and a big house they could not afford.