Merrill Lynch Asshole Makes $25 Million in Three Months
buys $37 million apartment on Park Ave. with YOUR money!
OK, OK, so it isn't really capitalism in the sense of somebody earning money through good old fashioned business acumen and hard work. It would more properly be termed fraud -- bare-naked, unadulterated, porcine graft on an enormous scale. It's the financial equivalent of one of those animal factories leaching great toxic lakes of crap into the water we drink. (Ha, and meat eaters have the gall to give me a hard time for smoking! Ignorami... at least I'm aware of the danger of what I'm doing, and the damage I'm doing is primarily to myself.)
But I digress... back to this con artist at Merril Lynch. This guy Peter Kraus worked a grand total of three months at Merrill, took his massive $25 million bonus (which we can only assume came out of the $10 billion or so in taxpayer money Merrill Lynch received in the TARP since Merrill lost $11 billion in 2008.) and bought his wife a new Park Avenue apartment. Technically, she bought it, but it doesn't really matter.
The point, comrades, is that this arrogant pig stole your money. If you're worried about losing your job, if you're pissed at seeing your retirement funds evaporate, if you are on the verge of becoming homeless -- hell, even if you are sitting relatively pretty -- remember this: These Wall Street crooks stole your (and your grandchildren's) money. They conned us out of our hard-earned dollars by screaming doomsday if we didn't fork over $700 billion forthwith.
And now they're spending it. How's that for economic stimulus? I'm sure landlords all up and down Park Avenue are sleeping much easier.