Posts tagged "Wall Street"

Pass it (the debt) forward

U.S. National Debt Anyone not worrying about the debt that we’re piling on should read about Greece and its financial problems that are weighing down the euro. This New York Times story has a familiar ring to Chicagoans who had watched as Mayor Richard M. Daley has in effect sold and then spent future revenues... Read more »

Barack and Biden want our money back

My good old friend Joe Biden sent a personal message to me (and to thousands of other marks on the administration’s mailing list) with some very funny stuff in it. He and “Barack” (as he calls the president) are really, really angry about the bank executive bonuses. Barack and Joe say they want “every cent” of... Read more »

So, taxpayers, what would you do?

A  Citigroup  trader that made the company billions of dollars is pressing the financial giant to honor a 2009 pay package that could total $100 million, setting the stage for a potential showdown between Citi and the government’s new pay czar, according to the Wall Street Journal Your initial reaction might be: “Outrageous!” Especially for... Read more »
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