Isn’t this how it works? oink, oink. Betray the trust of The People, and you get your reward.
A Wall street adage goes “Bulls make money. Bears make money. Hogs get slaughtered.”
From what i’ve seen of Wall Street behavior, they’re all hogs.
If your intellectual processes lead you to conclude that EVERYONE on Wall St. is a hog, I wouldn’t employ you as a certified public accountant to do the taxes of a lemonade stand.
Stamler, you’re an idiot. How can you have gone through what Wall Street has done to this country since 2007 and not conclude that it’s filled with crooks?
What an asshole!
While we have shared our differences in the past, you appear to have hit this one out of the park. Yes, you will ruffle some feathers, but, as the Occupy movement demonstrated, there is entirely too much collusion between Wall Street and the top levels of government (or at least those powers that actually do run the government).
Thanks. The special interests that run this country really disgust me. A current example is the opposition of Netanyahu’s lapdog, called AIPAC, to any accommodation with Iran.
Netanyahu is steadfastly against any agreement that will enable Iran to develop its use of atomic energy, regardless of assurances that the development is not to produce weapons.
Netanyahu wants Israel to be the master of the Middle East and if possible of the United States through its suborning of American legislators through money provided by the American Jewish community through organs like AIPAC.
AIPAC is obviously a political organization, but is allowed to not register as a PAC, because if it did that, its contributors would be prohibited from deducting their contributions on their income tax returns.
Actually, Israel’s vociferous opposition to Iran’s development of atomic energy is a smoke screen designed to focus the world’s attention away from the ethnic cleansing that Israel is carrying out against its Arab minority. If anyone reading this wants to read an interesting expose of the “other side” of the war between the Jews and the Arabs, they should buy a copy of a book written by a reporter named Max Blumenthal titled Goliath. It is thought-provoking and leads one to question the morality of our unqualified support of Israel in its war with the Arabs.
Many in the US (conservatives and fundamentalists) support Israel because of their belief that the end of days will come when the final war occurs in Israel, bringing the rapture. Anything that can be done to speed up the process and bring about the end of days is looked upon with favor.
Netanyahu and his government are not dealing in good faith with the Palestinians, or with the rest of the world when it comes to the Palestinian question. Already in violation of UN resolutions, Israel is exacerbating the problem by continuing to build Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories. I agree with you that his recent objection to the detente with Iran is a smoke screen. Objectively, what Obama and Kerry have accomplished in recent negotiations with Iran can do nothing but make Israel safer, and the scheduled negotiations in another six months will make the entire world safer (if successful).
What a nasty, defamatory and utterly stupid cartoon. Geithner’s profession is finance; before joining the cabinet he was pres. of the NY Fed. Reserve Bank. After leaving gov’t service what work does Danziger this left-wing jerk of a columnist, expect him to do? Be a fry cook, be a gardener, maybe try his hand as a cartoonist? And depicting everyone on Wall St. and in finance as a pig, Danziger shows himself to be another left-wing version of Josef Goebbels. And for the record, I am not in finance and am a strong Democrat.
Danziger tells it like it is. The Wall street crooks don’t deserve any civility. They rob from the poor and give to the rich. They are pigs in every sense of the word and you’re an idiot in every sense of the word.
Danziger is a political cartoonist who expresses what he sees in the political scene. He may not always portray what we agree with, but this time he has hit the nail on the head. I would like to be among those who can stand and applaud Mr. Geithner for navigating our country through the past five years; however, it has been clearly demonstrated that he knew and may have participated in many of the decisions that precipitated the crash of 2008, and now he is returning to the scene of the crime.
“May have” is a cute way of defaming someone without having evidence. You can as well blame everyone in the whole financial world because almost everyone (with a few exceptions) has some connection and that doesn’t mean intentionally trying to do harm. Almost every Treasury Secretary returns to finance if they came from it..it is what they know, what they do. Do I hear any criticisms of Geithner’s Republican predecessor, Henry Paulsen who went right back to Wall St. where he previously had headed Goldman?
If you have read the literature, YES! The revolving door between Wall Street and The Fed, Treasury, etc. is notorious for creating not only the appearance but the actuality of inappropriateness. Geithner, Paulsen, and others have used their power and influence in the Private sector to gain access to positions of power in the government, to intentionally make decisions in both realms that that have had disastrous effect.
Is anybody out there surprised? Where was Geithner before his stint at Treasury? How does that revolving door thing work between Treasury and Wall Street?