The Real Welfare Cheats
by Saab Lofton
"Probably the worst part of the S&L bailout is the message it sends to high-flying con men. It says, 'Plunder all you want. As long as your political connections are solid, you'll get to keep the money and probably won't suffer more than a slap on the wrist.' (Charles Keating only went to jail because his abuses were so extreme; he was the exception, not the rule.)"