Saturday, December 1, 2012

Will Goldman Sachs take over America, too?

We were a little taken aback last week by the effrontery of greedy putz Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein coming to Washington to demand cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

After all, Goldman Sachs has received billions (if not trillions) of dollars in entitlements from the American taxpayer, while paying little in taxes. In 2008 alone, Goldman Sachs paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes when it made $2.3 billion and got almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve.

For Blankfein to say that ordinary taxpayers must have less, and he and his Wall Street buddies must have more -- well, that's over the top.

But then we realized that Goldman Sachs already took over Europe. So no wonder Blankfein feels entitled to take over America.

Earlier this week, the great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money Goldman Sachs completed its European conquest when Mark Carney was named the new governor of the Bank of England -- one of the most important positions in the stewardship of the British economy.

Current reports on Carney's resume:
Carney is a former 13-year veteran of Goldman Sachs and was involved in the 1998 Russian financial crisis which was exacerbated by Goldman advising Russia while simultaneously betting against the country’s ability to pay its debt.
Look who else is running Europe's economy into the dumpster (where Spaniards are now hunting for food):
Now you may think our fears are overblown that vampire squid Goldman Sachs will take over America and send us into a Europe-like recession. But remember this: President George W. Bush's treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, was the firm's CEO. The chief of staff for the current Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, used to be a Goldman Sachs lobbyist. Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, made nearly $1 million in the year he worked for Goldman Sachs.

Be very, very afraid.