If there was ever a need for more proof of the gap between America's wealthiest and the rest of us, look no further than the recent bankruptcy of the Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
On one hand, there is billionaire Donald Trump, who 30 years earlier touted opening of the casino as one of his greatest investments, a crown achievement and possibly one of the greatest buildings in the country. When the venture folded, he was offering his own praises for having the foresight and "great timing" to sell the casino beforehand.
On the other hand are approximately 1,000 workers left to pick up the pieces after losing jobs, where they had learned skills that aren't so easily transferable in communities where they purchased homes for which they the value has plummeted and they can no longer pay the mortgage.
Our Miami foreclosure defense lawyers know this is just one in a cascade of examples revealing how our laws and practices advance corporate interests and shield them from the consequences of poor financial decisions, while brutally punishing the rest of us.