Tag Archives: bankers

Jon Stewart nails it

According to conservatives, bankers and people making $250,000+ a year shouldn’t sacrifice, teachers should. Because… you know… teachers are living the Miller High Life™. They’ve got it so easy!

The masochists are the real problem

(Updated Below) The folks at Balloon-Juice are ripping Andrew Sullivan a new one over a recent comment he made about liberals and taxes on the rich: Why are so many on the left incapable of acknowledging that many people who are rich – but, of course by no means all of them – earned it […]

Big money before good politics

Democrats are in a tight spot. The mid-term elections next month could cost them control of the House of Representatives. Why? The economy is in shambles and the electorate is ready to kick the bums out, even if it’s not the bums’ fault the mortgage bubble burst. Someone has to pay, right? But it didn’t have […]

Wall Street Congress

David Dayen at FDL has an interesting list of congress-folk who voted for the bank bailouts and then proceeded to vote against banking reform. In other words, they supported giving your money to failed – and already wealthy – bankers, and then wanted to make sure there was nothing in place to make future payouts […]

When Do Our Bankers Get Their Scolding?

The right wing in the US likes to joke about the weakness and effeminate nature of Europeans but at least those Europeans are taking principled stances on banker bonuses and the selfish financial industry in general. On Friday, the President of the European Central Bank addressed them: Mr Trichet said financial institutions should be using […]