In this morning's Times, there's this article: It's Theirs and They're Not Apologizing. The article addresses the "we earned it" attitude of Wall Street traders and executives who think there's anything they do worth the ridiculous bonuses they've gotten, even after the complete disaster that was 2008.
One said, "My bonus is 'shameful' — but I worked hard to get it." What, exactly, did you do to earn it? Cure cancer? Invent something to make life easier for everyone?
These bastards are claiming that questioning their thievery is akin to socialism. Well, that's just bullshit. Makes me wonder if Rove is working on Wall Street now. It sounds like his kind of crap--use scary words to demonize the people asking legitimate questions.
My favorite quote comes from a Mr. Meyers who works for "an Italian securities firm." He said, "Say I’m a banker and I created $30 million. I should get a part of that." Created $30 million? That's exactly the problem. You guys don't create anything. You move money and trade on the hard work of others. The guy digging a ditch in the street to fix the street is working harder than any of you guys! Hard work doesn't have to be physical labor. I'm all for intelligent people being rewarded for getting education and using their brains. That's where real progress is found, but there's nothing noble about what these guys do.
I don't know how to reign in this legal larceny, but I sure hope karma bites them all on their selfish asses!