Friday, July 16, 2004

Martha Stewart Gets 5 Months in Prison

So, let me see if I have this right. Martha uses her position of power and privilege to make more than half a million dollars. Her financial gain is offset by a huge loss for individual investors who don't have connections. So, the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. And Martha's punishment is a 30k fine and five MONTHS in prison. My only hope is that the resulting bad press ruins her career. You know, we have mandatory minimum sentences for crimes normally committed by the poor. Why aren't there more severe penalties for the rich? Oh, I forgot. They are the ones making the rules.