?

Log in

IF you haven't already hit Rolling Stone for Matt Taibbi's article,… - Don't despair, your mother loves you!
Thu, Mar. 26th, 2009 01:39 am
IF you haven't already hit Rolling Stone for Matt Taibbi's article, go now:
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/26793903/the_big_takeover/print


The kicker:

"The most galling thing about this financial crisis is that so many Wall Street types think they actually deserve not only their huge bonuses and lavish lifestyles but the awesome political power their own mistakes have left them in possession of. When challenged, they talk about how hard they work, the 90-hour weeks, the stress, the failed marriages, the hemorrhoids and gallstones they all get before they hit 40.

"But wait a minute," you say to them. "No one ever asked you to stay up all night eight days a week trying to get filthy rich shorting what's left of the American auto industry or selling $600 billion in toxic, irredeemable mortgages to ex-strippers on work release and Taco Bell clerks. Actually, come to think of it, why are we even giving taxpayer money to you people? Why are we not throwing your ass in jail instead?"

But before you even finish saying that, they're rolling their eyes, because You Don't Get It. These people were never about anything except turning money into money, in order to get more money; valueswise they're on par with crack addicts, or obsessive sexual deviants who burgle homes to steal panties. Yet these are the people in whose hands our entire political future now rests.

Good luck with that, America. And enjoy tax season."

1CommentReplyShare

iamdamanda
iamdamanda
Sal
Thu, Mar. 26th, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)

Wow.


ReplyThread