Talk about asense of entitlement–half a million dollars per year, PLUS stock, PLUS stock options, plus who knows what all that could be described as “creative finance.”
But it’s not enough for these creative geniuses who’ve managed to FUBAR the global financial system? They might take their “talent” elsewhere?
What astonishes me is that the journalists interviewing these apologists for the granddaddies of all fucktards didn’t react immediate with mocking scorn and derisive gut-laughing. The only “talent” these clowns have is an ability to make a working economy fall through the ceiling, if not disappear outright, which requires only greed on such an obscene level that it’s virtually unfathomable…and a political system where the major parties (both of them) can’t whore themselves out to the short term interests of big business fast enough…even if the policies themselves are a disaster over time.
$18 billion dollars in “bonuses.”
And people complain about working Americans wanting things like health insurance and funded pensions…or these days, paying jobs.
$18 billion dollars of taxpayer money for a performance that was absolutely in the crapper. Keep that number in mind the next time some wingnut whines about “entitlement programs.” And keep in mind that a half million dollars plus is “insufficient compensation” for these supposedly talented individuals.
Personally, I’d like to see these creators of wealth do something constructive for their taxpayer dollars…hmmm…offhand, I’ll bet there are mine fields in former war zones around the globe that could stand to be cleared. I’d offer executive compensation in exchange.