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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:28 AM

9 Greedy CEOs Trying to Shred the Safety Net While Pigging Out on Corporate Welfare

http://www.alternet.org/economy/9-greedy-ceos-trying-shred-safety-net-while-pigging-out-corporate-welfare



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1. Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Blankfein, infamous for describing his financial activities as “God’s work,” shared his attitude toward society with CBS news recently. He explained his keen desire to see Americans lowering their sights for the future. You really have to watch the interview to get the full flavor of Blankfein’s smug assurance that predation can be sold as concern for the nation’s well-being. In addition to trotting out several myths about Social Security’s design and functions, including the bogus notion that retirement age must be raised , he gives a pithy summary of what life is going to be like for the 99 percent:

“You’re going to have to do something, undoubtedly, to lower people’s expectations of what they’re going to get, the entitlements, and what people think they’re going to get, because you’re not going to get it.”

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2. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Company . In 2011, President Obama welcomed outsourcing pioneer Jeffrey Immelt to his White House inner circle as chair of a newly created jobs council – a move that was a sharp slap in the face to American workers. Immelt returned the favor by dumping Obama in favor of Mitt Romney in the recent election .


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3. Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co. At a recent gathering of the Council on Foreign Relations, Jamie Dimon vented his feelings about a number of things that peeve him, from a federal lawsuit brought against JPMorgan Chase to Obama’s failure to adopt the harmful and misguided Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan, which, among other things, recommended reducing the tax rate for top earners. Dimon has claimed that his bank did not need the TARP funds bestowed on it by the federal government, but there is no question that today his bank borrows funds more cheaply than smaller banks because of the federal government’s implicit too-big-too-fail guarantee.

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4. W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, the Boeing Company . McNerney launched at Procter & Gamble, reached high altitude at GE and shot to the stratosphere by becoming head honcho at Boeing in 2005.

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Reply 9 Greedy CEOs Trying to Shred the Safety Net While Pigging Out on Corporate Welfare (Original post)
xchrom Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
xchrom Nov 2012 #2
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #3
dotymed Nov 2012 #4
yends21012 Nov 2012 #5
Tsiyu Nov 2012 #6
Jim Warren Nov 2012 #10
HughBeaumont Nov 2012 #7
xchrom Nov 2012 #8
Hydra Nov 2012 #11
Initech Nov 2012 #13
forestpath Nov 2012 #9
femrap Nov 2012 #12
raouldukelives Nov 2012 #14
hifiguy Nov 2012 #15

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:48 AM

1. Off to prison with them

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:10 AM

2. +1

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:24 AM

3. Lock them up, confiscate all their assets.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:37 AM

4. "Our" government has employed these sociopaths at different times. Obama has welcomed them into his

inner circle to help him guide OUR nation.
America will never thrive as long as our government recognizes these elite thieves for what they are; a drain on our economy. Corporate rule is indisputable in America. Unless we stop this (and end CU through legislation) average Americans will always be the suckers in our society. If all else fails (and it has so far) we must take to the streets by the millions and be responsible for our own changes.
These CEO's are not people to be admired. They are worse than the trash on the street.... Organized criminals


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Response to dotymed (Reply #4)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:03 AM

5. Organized crime

I've seen this meme raised a number of times now and it is making sense. The corporations, the vulture capitalists, the greedy rich, morals approved by the religious right...Don Corleone couldn't have done it better.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. 9 Corporate anarchists



who want to live like kings, who think they will live forever, but who instead will be remembered as the corporate anarchists who destroyed this nation's economy for their own personal amusement.

They gloat over starving people while they live like royalty...PIGS

They should ALL be in prison....and they ALL make me fantasize about pitchforks.....





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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:57 AM

10. Pitchforks

and torches, for the full effect.

Good post.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:45 AM

7. The CEO Larceny Industry needs to be COLLARED.

Unfortunately, since we employ "Fox/Henhouse" politics in this country, the chance of that ever happening is zero.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:51 AM

8. +1

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:00 PM

11. The Fox/Henhouse arrangement may well kill all of us

But if we survive, I think we'll have a long memory of wondering why we ever thought that letting these people run things was a good idea, and why the poison called capitalism was every thought to be good for us in the first place.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:52 PM

13. CEO larceny = legalized theft on a truly grand scale.

It boggles the mind that they've been able to get away with it so long. Reagan turned CEOs into psychopathic douchebags who couldn't give less of a shit about their workers. They've been waging war on us and they're winning no matter who is in charge. Time to make these greedy bastards pay.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 08:52 AM

9. Well, apparently DAVID PLOUFFE agrees with them since he says the safety net should

 

be on the chopping block too.

Guess the 1% won after all!

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Response to forestpath (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

12. I heard Plouffe

 

yesterday as well. WTF? He sounded like he was reading the RW Talking Points. I swear if the Dems are getting ready to go spineless again......

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:58 PM

14. Yeah, they suck. Sadly they are a great investment or more people would stand up.

As it is, many who would call themselves opposed to austerity are actually doing all they can to assist in the process.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

15. Lock them up. Claw back every dime that has gone

to them and their just-as-rotten families. Impoverish them for the remainder of their lives.

My actual prescription for these parasites would probably get alerted on, but think "French Revolution."

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