Monday, June 29, 2009
I only have two problems with Bernard Madoff's sentence. The first problem is that some of his sentence should have involved working in some way for all those retirees that had to go back to work after he stole all of their savings. I figure if you are 80 years old and checking bags at Wal Mart after 30 years on your real job because of what he did the least he can do is come around and cut your grass or something.
The second thing is that we need to figure out a way to keep him alive as long as possible so his time in prison will be enough to haunt him. They need to send him to a real prison like the ones that are featured on Lockup and National Geographic. With all the lives he destroyed he should have to join a prison gang to survive like the everyday criminals have to. Nobody deserves to lose the money they worked for on a Ponzi scheme. His appearance was still too honorable for me. He should have been led into court with an orange jumpsuit and shackles like they lead people into the courtroom for traffic ticket violations in New Orleans.