Toastvenom saidyes, good sir but who the fuck dictates to the government how they govern? The assholes who have paid for their campaigns and who have bribed them. The corporation. look who goes into politics a majority of the time, businessmen. yeah, and they always have the best interest of the people first.
Or...and bear with me hear...it has to do with who we vote in...
The government has problems, and tons of lobbying issues, but banks are FAR from the major one. You have the real estate industry and the corn industry bankrupting this country through crappy subsidies that only help them and cause this country to widen the gap from rich to poor and be extremely obese.
Thats just the reality of it. Turning the whole economy upside down and essentially crashing society as we know it is not the solution. Campaign finance reform is, and that was filibustered in the senate by some jackass, so find out who he is and blame him.
Personally the only real solution to this would be to break banks up into different entities but that would hurt the shareholders, who did not have a say in what happened.
And that is the tricky situation here. Its just like during the financial meltdown when Lehman brothers crashed, and it caused short term vehicles like money markets to freeze. The economy can't handle it. Can you image if Meryl Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and all the others fell as well? We wouldnt be talking about the recession, we would be in a huge depression like the great one. We cant afford that, and that is why we did the TARP and other programs. Its not that these institutions are too big to fail, it is that if they fail there will be repercussions that will destroy the American Economy.