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(Washington Post)   Is the Obama vs. Wall Street beef really a contest between Ivy League college roommates who chose different career paths?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, President Obama, Wall Street, plutocrats, financiers, Malcolm Gladwell, Bush Tax Cuts  
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2012-11-29 10:39:30 AM  
yes
 
2012-11-29 10:46:55 AM  
Imagine the horror if Al Gore had won. We'd have Tommy Lee Jones leading Hollywood in a revolt against Democrats.
 
2012-11-29 11:42:50 AM  

Diogenes: Imagine the horror if Al Gore had won. We'd have Tommy Lee Jones leading Hollywood in a revolt against Democrats.


Tommy Lee Jones looks like he spent the last few years getting hit in the face with a shovel.
 
2012-11-29 12:17:28 PM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Tommy Lee Jones looks like he spent the last few years getting hit in the face with a shovel.


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2012-11-29 12:36:30 PM  
That's a pretty good article. I like the explanation that the plutocracy seems to think that their self-interest is coinciding with public interest even though it's clearly not.
 
2012-11-29 01:06:58 PM  

SurfaceTension: Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Tommy Lee Jones looks like he spent the last few years getting hit in the face with a shovel.

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Have you seen "Lincoln"?
 
2012-11-29 01:23:08 PM  
'Romney is Wall Street's worst bet since the bet on subprime'

That wasn't a bad bet at all. They got paid from their real estate scams, left everyone else holding the bag, face not even a threat of prosecution, then were given free money to start it all over again.
 
2012-11-29 01:24:19 PM  
Goldman Sachs is the douche that kept playing the 'Instant Replay' of his goals in NHL 94. Obama is now getting his revenge.
 
2012-11-29 01:24:48 PM  
The obvious should have been used.
 
2012-11-29 01:25:17 PM  
COINCIDENCE? Yes.
 
2012-11-29 01:26:06 PM  
 
2012-11-29 01:27:23 PM  
To an extent. Wall Street is a bunch of silver spoon aristocrats who think they're entitled to our money and our labor and don't have any conception of what life is like in the real world, and so they've convinced themselves that Obama - a conservative capitalist who is more or less on their side - is some farking Lenin clone because he would like there to be a Wall Street a year from now, rather than a smoldering crater.
 
2012-11-29 01:27:47 PM  
What Obama vs. Wall Street beef?
 
2012-11-29 01:29:56 PM  

Zmog: What Obama vs. Wall Street beef?

 
2012-11-29 01:47:22 PM  
Oh yeah, Obama is SOOOOO against Wall St. Uh huh.
 
2012-11-29 01:49:49 PM  

SphericalTime: That's a pretty good article. I like the explanation that the plutocracy seems to think that their self-interest is coinciding with public interest even though it's clearly not.


You should never assume somebody is evil. Most people believe that what is good for them is good for everybody. Everybody thinks they're basically a good person. Nobody wants to be told that what they are doing hurts lots of other people.
 
2012-11-29 02:02:27 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: SphericalTime: That's a pretty good article. I like the explanation that the plutocracy seems to think that their self-interest is coinciding with public interest even though it's clearly not.

You should never assume somebody is evil. Most people believe that what is good for them is good for everybody. Everybody thinks they're basically a good person. Nobody wants to be told that what they are doing hurts lots of other people.


No, some people really are evil, but they are few and far between.
 
2012-11-29 02:11:50 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: SphericalTime: That's a pretty good article. I like the explanation that the plutocracy seems to think that their self-interest is coinciding with public interest even though it's clearly not.

You should never assume somebody is evil. Most people believe that what is good for them is good for everybody. Everybody thinks they're basically a good person. Nobody wants to be told that what they are doing hurts lots of other people.


Lake of empathy, though, is sometimes an indicator of sociopathy.
 
2012-11-29 02:12:10 PM  
This is a generally very good interview.

I do take issue where they talk about how the winner take all spirals mean that government redistribution efforts would be necessary to maintain a middle class. I think unweighting tax structures to favor that sort of income would go a long way to restoring the natural boundary of that. The idea of capital gains in general is kind of special sort of income I don't really buy. I would be for some sort of decently large capital gain exemption (20k-30k) and then treat all earned money (including bank interest) as part of regular income, though probably not subject to FICA.
 
2012-11-29 02:33:37 PM  
Beef. It's What's For Dinner?
 
2012-11-29 02:34:54 PM  

Lupine Chemist: This is a generally very good interview.


Agreed. The "Plutocrats" writer really has a grip on all the weird edges of this thing, doesn't she? I really wish we saw more of this kind of stuff online, instead of more rehashed talking points. Less screentime to the politicians, more to the people paying attention to what they say and do.
 
2012-11-29 02:37:13 PM  
PS: this was the "clip it" quote for me:

"I think what Obama has done is quite striking: he has said the economy isn't working for everybody, and he has said it's possible in this economy for economic acts to take place that are really good for a wealthy person and neutral or even bad for the middle class.

The Bain Capital ads were such a lightning rod and so alienating even to some Democrats because they put that on the table. That is something no one has said in political power for 30 years."
 
2012-11-29 03:08:23 PM  
I would say.... it's making the rich people feel bad, for showing them that what they want is not good for everyone...

More than that, but what the rich people want isn't just ambivalent towards the rest of the country, but it is actually a negative... a bad thing...

No one wants to be pointed out and told all that shiat they wanted (and largely got) over the past 30 years in terms of tax and fiscal policy is hurting the country.

/Even some Dems are squirming over this, because both sides end up going to the same deep pockets for fund-raising as the GOP does.
 
2012-11-29 03:20:35 PM  
Versus? We should all be so lucky, then, to be at odds with the president.
 
2012-11-29 07:11:17 PM  
Obama has done something other than coddle Wall Street?

What did I miss?
 
2012-11-30 07:59:43 AM  
Wait... Obama actually worked at sometime?
 
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