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Senators Demand that Banks Be Punished – but Not the Fed

• The Daily Bell
 So in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the pair wonder if banks are being viewed by the DOJ as "too big to jail." In the letter, the senators say that even though banks have already paid out billions in civil and regulatory penalties, these settlements are nothing compared to the scope of the damage done, the money banks made before the economy went kaplooey, and the taxpayer investment in the TARP bail-outs. "Unfortunately, many of the settlements between large financial institutions and the federal government involve penalties that are disproportionately low, both in relation to the profits which resulted from those wrongful actions as well as in relation to the costs imposed upon consumers, investors, and the market," reads the letter. – Consumerist