Bonus Bubble! Thanks to our Government's Intervention
So I can't resist expressing my frustration.
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And don't bother commenting that without government intervention we'd all be out in the street. I don't buy that argument, although I admit no one can prove what Might Have Been. (We didn't die after Lehman, did we? We could have declared a bank holiday for a week, gotten the crap off the balance sheets, and moved forward with a healthy but skinnier bottom line--maybe.)
PS: Apology to Messrs. Blankfein and Liddy: I do not incriminate you in this sad story. You, Messieurs, are only doing what comes naturally, i.e. what wolves do. They devour. I do, however, accuse the people who run around in the red-white-and-blue costumes calling themselves "Uncle Sam" and "Auntie Samantha." They are the sneaky wolves in sheep's clothing, the ones who say to us, "Let us fix all that ails you. Everything's going to be okay." And we're so dumb we fall for it.
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