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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:05 PM

At House Hearing, JP Morgan Chief Jamie Dimon Evades Simple Question: Janitor to Dimon: Why Do You

Source: Reuters

Deny the People Cleaning Your Buildings a Living Wage?

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012

Rep. Green (D-TX) Raises Plight of Janitors, Says "Too Small to Live Off"

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Service Employees International Union:

Earlier today, following JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon's testimony in front of the House Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Committee regarding his company's recent massive banking loss, Adriana Vasquez, a janitor who cleans the JP Morgan Chase tower in Houston, Texas confronted him with a simple question: "Despite making billions last year, why do you deny the people cleaning your buildings a living wage?"

Dimon evaded Adriana's question but told her to, "Call his office," to arrange a meeting.

Each night, Vasquez cleans 24 bathrooms across 11 floors in the JP Morgan Chase tower in downtown Houston. "I work hard each and every day scrubbing 24 bathrooms just to support my children, to keep food on the table and a roof over my head but it still isn't enough," explained Vasquez. "I traveled to Washington, DC to confront Jamie Dimon because it is not acceptable that while he makes billions, he denies the people cleaning his buildings a living wage."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/19/idUS182160+19-Jun-2012+PRN20120619



Dimon is afforded exclusive access to all people political - not so for most Americans.

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Reply At House Hearing, JP Morgan Chief Jamie Dimon Evades Simple Question: Janitor to Dimon: Why Do You (Original post)
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truedelphi Jun 2012 #1
sad sally Jun 2012 #3
sad sally Jun 2012 #8
Flint Stone Jun 2012 #10
sad sally Jun 2012 #11
CrispyQ Jun 2012 #26
catchnrelease Jun 2012 #33
Blue Owl Jun 2012 #2
Hugabear Jun 2012 #4
flpoljunkie Jun 2012 #5
sad sally Jun 2012 #22
alfredo Jun 2012 #6
shcrane71 Jun 2012 #7
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #9
TroglodyteScholar Jun 2012 #35
1StrongBlackMan Jun 2012 #36
ihackperl Jun 2012 #12
sad sally Jun 2012 #13
freshwest Jun 2012 #15
tru Jun 2012 #14
indigoth Jun 2012 #32
tru Jun 2012 #34
frylock Jun 2012 #16
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H2O Man Jun 2012 #19
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2012 #30
Flint Stone Jun 2012 #17
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #18
Rain Mcloud Jun 2012 #20
Kablooie Jun 2012 #21
Javaman Jun 2012 #23
Madmiddle Jun 2012 #24
Festivito Jun 2012 #25
raouldukelives Jun 2012 #27
eaglesfanintn Jun 2012 #28
MADem Jun 2012 #29
evilhime Jun 2012 #31

Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:08 PM

1. Thank you for posting. THough your last sentence -

"Dimon is afforded exclusive access to all people political - not so for most Americans," is a bit mild.

The truth is, Dimon owns 99% of those of the Political Class. Including the guy sitting in the Oval Office, who uses the same phrases of closeness regarding Dimon that he often showers on Tim Geithner.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:15 PM

3. My "self-censor" wouldn't let me say what was on the tip of my tongue, especially after I heard him

give this as part of an answer to Congresswoman Waters:

"Lobbying is a constitutional right and we have a right to have our voice heard," Dimon said.

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Response to truedelphi (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

8. Just to add what this exclusive access comes with:

The boss of one of America's biggest banks has been snapped wearing a set of presidential cufflinks, prompting speculation that they were a gift from President Barack Obama.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was sporting the cufflinks, emblazoned with the seal of the President of the United States, at a senate banking committee hearing on Wednesday.

One of Wall Street's wealthiest fat cats, Mr Dimon is believed to have a good relationship with Mr Obama, having visited the White House 16 times and the President on at least three of those occasions.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160340/JPMorgan-Chase-CEO-Jamie-Dimon-wear-presidential-cufflinks-prompting-speculation-gift-Obama.html#ixzz1yH0GG4YK



Cufflinks: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was sporting Presidential cufflinks at a senate banking committee hearing on Wednesday

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Response to sad sally (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:19 PM

10. I've said it before and I'll never stop saying it!!!

The financial sector is a government sponsored criminal organization.

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Response to Flint Stone (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:45 PM

11. And the biggest government welfare recipient.

What Dimon did not say, however, was that JPMorgan Chase continues to get loads of free government money -- probably $14 billion per year, according to number-crunching by Bloomberg, based on an International Monetary Fund study. Bloomberg's editors write:

"The money helps the bank pay big salaries and bonuses. More important, it distorts markets, fueling crises such as the recent subprime-lending disaster and the sovereign-debt debacle that is now threatening to destroy the euro and sink the global economy."

Fourteen billion dollars? That's a lot of cufflinks! The number is based on an IMF estimate of the benefit JPMorgan gets in the bond market from the assumption that the government will make JPMorgan's creditors whole in the event of another financial catastrophe.

The IMF figures that big banks pay about 0.8 percentage points less in interest to borrow, compared with ordinary mortal banks that have the misfortune of not being too big to fail. That lower interest rate translates into about $76 billion per year for the 18 biggest U.S. banks, Bloomberg writes, of which JPMorgan's share is $14 billion. Fun fact: That $76 billion is more than enough to pay for the $30 billion in extended unemployment benefits that are set to expire at the end of the year. But who's counting? Aside from the unemployed, I mean?

This figure does not include the $12 billion windfall JPMorgan and other big banks are expected to get from the government's HARP refinancing program -- which, again, JPMorgan is only taking advantage of for the good of the country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/jpmorgan-chase-government-subsidy_n_1608859.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=28366,b=facebook

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Response to sad sally (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:57 AM

26. We've reached the point where they don't care about the scenery anymore.

"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery..." Zappa

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #26)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 04:42 PM

33. I love this quote

I have it typed out and posted on the magnetic bulletin board above my work table. Sadly, I think you are right..the scenery is coming down. They don't even want to spend the money on the illusion any more.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:11 PM

2. America is possessed by a Dimon

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. And the right-wing vilification of this janitor begins in 3...2...1...

I'm sure the likes of Hannity and other RW propagandists are already hard at work trying to vilify this poor woman. How DARE she question her Imperial Corporate Overlord?

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:27 PM

5. So much money at the top while those at the bottom lack a living wage!

We can, and should do better in this, the richest country in the world.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:24 PM

22. Dimon's response about jobs leaving the US...

Rep. Maloney, who represents the district in which Dimon resides, accused JPMorgan of "sending" jobs to London to which he responded that the company follows its customers and the time difference provided some benefit in operating there.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

6. I hope a union rep is allowed in at the meeting.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

7. Well, Dimon worked hard for his money...

That's what people who are privileged always say. It's as if no one else works hard... only they do.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:15 PM

9. Unfortunately ...

Dimon evaded Adriana's question but told her to, "Call his office," to arrange a meeting.


Is corportate speak for, "You're Fired."

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 10:35 PM

35. Wrong

It's priveleged-speak for "let's find a way to make this go away."

They think they can buy anything or anyone.

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:48 AM

36. Nope ...

They only have to buy those they can't fire.

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Response to ihackperl (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:58 PM

13. Have you cleaned "business" toilets for a living?

If yes, good for you for doing twice as many for less money.

If not, give it a try. Cleaning toilets usually includes the wall and floors around the toilets, sinks, mirrors, towel holders and waste receptacles - shit and piss aren't always in the toilets.

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Response to sad sally (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:35 PM

15. Some bathrooms in Houston high rises have 20 stalls and sinks apiece.

I never had to clean one, but I used a lot of them. Not like cleaning up one at a smaller business.


Edit: Thanks MIRT for flushing the troll.

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Response to ihackperl (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:33 PM

14. ihackperl

 

When was the last time you were in a public bathroom with numerous stalls? I couldn't clean some of those pigsties in twenty minutes, let alone at a twenty minute per rate for eight hours.

And to add on to what the other replyer said, piss is generally always on the floor as well. Let's say there are five stalls plus sinks, you're saying you can clean a toilet, floor, and walls in the stall in about a minute and a half. Not to mention replacing the toilet paper and paper towels.

I think not.

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Response to tru (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 02:49 PM

32. TRY AGAIN

your assumption of five stalls is not reasonable ... some have two, some have four, some have just one, and yes, some do have more, but where i work, none have as many as five. and. the walls don't necessarily neeeeeeeeeed to be cleaned every day. same thing for the sinks. tp needs to be replaced only when it's "out". same thing for the paper towels. and not all facilities use paper towels, some use those hot air hand driers. i think you should spend some time in the shoes of those you accuse before you open your mouth next time.

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Response to indigoth (Reply #32)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 08:39 PM

34. indigoth

 

I've been a maid.

You apparently work in a small office with a few employees who don't mind using facilities with their coworkers dirt. Walls do need to be cleaned, (esp. in the men's room), sinks are always cleaned, that's part of the job requirements. Heck, in any sizable business the entire floor is washed every evening, and I didn't even count that. The mirror will be cleaned. Trash is emptied and a new liner put in the trash bins. Toilet paper has to be stocked even if only one roll is out.

Try maintaining a restroom the way you describe at JPMorgan and you'd last one day.

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Response to ihackperl (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

16. fuck you asshole

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Response to frylock (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:07 PM

19. "

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Response to frylock (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:24 AM

30. That asshole and assholes just like him are the reason wages are

stagnant.

Dumb sob is part of the problem and doesn't get it.

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Response to ihackperl (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:56 PM

17. Clearly you're part of our culture

That thinks stealing peoples retirements and homes while sitting on your ass in New York is actual "work".

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Response to ihackperl (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:02 PM

18. Alert sent.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:22 PM

20. Just to head this TPM off at the pass;

 

"I'm so tired of all this talk of poor people in the liberal media!"

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:23 PM

21. They force people into government plans for the poor and then try to kill the plans.

It's bizarre that these super wealthy corporations rely on the government to supplement their employee's salaries in order to make a living wage.

They force people into taking food stamps and welfare and then complain that the government gives out food stamps and welfare.

Basically it's just another way they've scammed the taxpayers into donating more money to the super rich.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:46 AM

23. Not defending asshole dimon in the least but most janitorial services are contracted out.nt

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:40 AM

24. So you see.

That was and is why royalty needs to be put into the past, call my office to arrange a meeting.
Dimon fears the truth brought to him by a janitor, someone that actually earns his living, unlike wallstreeters, senators, congressman and whoever else makes more money than a wage earner.
People have power over this so called royalty in shear numbers alone. Time to use it.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:48 AM

25. He doesn't know his own personal moral values, but his office does. /nt

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:36 AM

27. And yet people line up to give him money.

Stumble over each other to kiss his ring and bask in the gaze of the Mitts and Dimons of this world. Watching people like this asshole being adored by my "leaders" makes me almost physically ill. If that doesn't you can be assured something the stock market has produced probably will at some point. Kill the land, poison the people, keep most of the profits, share a little with all the helpers willing to lend some money towards those ends. The fractured millions who believe all the bullshit they wrap themselves up in daily to protect themselves from the responsibility for sharing the profits of crimes against nature & humanity. Being silent little lackeys carrying the water pails and whistling happy tunes as they toil for their corporate overlords.

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Response to raouldukelives (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 10:59 AM

28. One of the d-bag

Senators was from my state...
Sen Corker: <slurp>Mr. Dimon, what do you think we should do? <slurp, slurp>
Dimon: Cup the balls a bit, thanks.

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:07 AM

29. Good for the SEIU and good for Adriana Vasquez!!! nt

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Response to sad sally (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:35 AM

31. Yeah call his office

so he can arrange to have her fired for daring to ask him the question . . . someone needs to follow her employment from this point forward.

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