Sure, they are not breaking the law — they are just playing with the system that has gutted or removed restrictions (can you say deregulation?) and codes that were taken out so that our economy could grow, grow, grow and create jobs, jobs, jobs. Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. I say the only jobs created are the servants these rich hedge fund fuckers “hire” (can you say illegal aliens paid under the table?).
The amount of greed in corporate America is beyond banal. How many millions of dollars can one spend? How can the CEO of a company pay less taxes than his receptionist? The inmates need to take over the asylum — time to talk tax reform. And I do not mean the Tea Party, those morons were led down the primrose path by the right wing of the Republican Party. It helped them gain back some offices, but of course they turned around and cut entitlement programs that actually helped the tea bagger types.
I am so glad a public servant like $enator Cantor is in office looking out for those poor hedge fund companies and real estate conglomerates. I hope the karma wheel comes his way sooner rather than later. I would like to know what his campaign slogan was — maybe, “Greed is good, let the little people pay taxes, I‘ll make sure big corporations won’t.”
This champion of the rich has had the gall to say if there is a change in the carried interest tax rate it would “raise taxes on innovation.” HUH? And “would harm mom and pop business partnerships.” Really? I must have missed that mom and pop hedge fund company and that mom and pop security and investment firm. And he says this with a straight face,the fucking nerve. If Hunter S. Thompson was still alive he would be popping LSD blotter as fast as a sixty-five year-old Wall Street Republican pops Viagra. H.S.T. was the first to point out fear and loathing in D.C., but what is happening now is beyond power grabs and strippers in the Tidal Basin, it’s blatant greed and corruption at the cost of the American people.
Keep up the good work $enator, the people who elected you must be real proud of having you “represent” them. I am sure your conscience doesnt bother you at night.
Update 2014 : This guy was on my radar back in 2011 now that he has taken a job with Wall Street this week I thought I would republish