Crybaby Bastards

Fuck You To Jamie Dimon & His Plaintive Wail For The 1%

Pardon me for the Taibbi like insolence, but this is just fucking amazing. While most Americans are struggling to stay alive, employed, and their families fed and in their homes, much less celebrate a decent Christmas, the 1% Masters Of The Universe have gotten together for a group bitchfest of elitist assholes:

Jamie Dimon, the highest-paid chief executive officer among the heads of the six biggest U.S. banks, turned a question at an investors’ conference in New York this month into an occasion to defend wealth.

“Acting like everyone who’s been successful is bad and because you’re rich you’re bad, I don’t understand it,” the JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) CEO told an audience member who asked about hostility toward bankers. “Sometimes there’s a bad apple, yet we denigrate the whole.”

Dimon, 55, whose 2010 compensation was $23 million, joined billionaires including hedge-fund manager John Paulson and Home Depot Inc. (HD) co-founder Bernard Marcus in using speeches, open letters and television appearances to defend themselves and the richest 1 percent of the population targeted by Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.

Uh, fuck you Jamie Dimon and to the plaintive wail of the skimming, raping moneychangers.

Oh, and in case you had any question on what side of the 1%/99% divide Barack Obama and his Administration are on, yet another answer was given today with the announcement of their proposed selection for the critical “independent” seat on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC):

The Obama administration is considering nominating Jeremiah Norton, an executive director for JPMorgan Chase’s investment bank, to sit on the FDIC’s board of directors.

Who is Jeremiah Norton? Well, as this quote states, he executive director of the investment banking shop and one of Obama’s buddy, Jamie Dimon’s, right hand men. Oh, and before that, Norton was former Goldman Sachs honcho Henry Paulson’s right hand man in the Bush Treasury Department and assisted Paulson in getting Goldman Sachs a backdoor bailout through AIG.

And, remember, if Barack Obama has to replace Turbo Tax Timmeh Geithner, Jamie Dimon is near the top of the list of replacements thought to be on the White House’s list.

So, while OWS is out protesting and the majority of citizens are falling deeper in despair and many losing their homes and hopes, and Barack Obama duplicitously coos about feeling the pain of the 99%, this is what is going on where the rubber meets the actual road.

PS: Digby has pounded Dimon on this as well if you want more searing criticism.

Emptywheel Twitterverse
emptywheel @Bethrich52 Yes. I've written about it. My hope is along w/everything else that Horowitz is pushing for he sneaks in override of OPR.
4mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel Note, it's not JUST DHS that has privacy problems w/cyber sharing. DOJ's IG found people aren't sharing w/FBI bc of privacy concerns too.
6mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel RT @ddayen: Ironically, TPP is stumbling over which pieces of protectionism to maintain: prescription drugs, sugar, rice, dairy http://t.co
12mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @tonygoldd3 OK OK OK. But remember this involves space heroes AND @ChuckGrassley in a crummy mood abt DOJ's latest power grab.
26mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel The Inspectors General have gotten space hero John Glenn to weigh in against DOJ's efforts to limit IG access. https://t.co/QQHS7n3l52
27mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @p2wy Sort of slow for a primary qua general. Just now?
56mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @mar7k Lindsey, who has a driver and no wife, doesn't have either of those problems. @TyMcCormick
58mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel Apparently beating up McCain will change people's opinion about someone. http://t.co/7bfsbG5Ptu
59mreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @jbendery Let's work helmet laws in there too. That'll get 'em.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @jbendery Cause preemies can survive. But not "naturally."
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @jbendery Does keeping an ill person --or a preemie--on a respirator count as "natural life"?
1hreplyretweetfavorite
emptywheel @jbendery I raise it bc I think hammering GOPers on what they mean by that term would highlight problems w/their stance against choice.
1hreplyretweetfavorite
August 2015
S M T W T F S
« Jul    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031