Monday, December 22, 2008

What, Me Worry?


You know, in another time and place, the struggling masses would've carried these people kicking and screaming to the public square and joyously guillotined them.

The Huffington Post: Bailed Out Executives Got 1.6 Billion in 2007/12.22.08

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

To be fair it does say that the executives' bonuses included "professional money management," presumably provided by the banks themselves, so that 1.6 billion would probably buy you a KFC extra value meal and a couple loosies at your local bodega at this point. On the other hand these guys were pretty well connected, so they might have had access to some sweet Madoff funds.

All I want out of this disaster is for us to get to stop pretending that Wall Street represents the smartest of the smart and the best of the best. There are a few geniuses and then many thousand overpaid yutzes. Wall Street guys are one of the worst aspects of living in New York and their arrogance is absolutely unbearable. Congratulations, you have devoted your life to making money by working 80 hours at a soulless corporation fleecing people who provide actual value to society. Stop being so smug about it, especially when you suck so bad that all the goddamned banks need to be bailed out so they can survive.

Erica Dee said...

I would be pro-guillotine right now if we could behead just one of them.

Just one.

Fred said...

Simply put, these are the same pieces of shit that helped create this mess. Now they are taking bonuses, laying off thousands of people and jerking each other off in mutual ego stroking for how smart they are.

Lynch them.

Dave B. said...

I'm a firm advocate of bringing back public executions. I've found, typically, that I'm alone on this one.

Still, it's a good idea.

Alex said...

Hell even in the 60's people would actually protest en mass. Today people are even too lazy to give enough of a fuck.

Entropy Hed said...

I have to admit that my latent class rage has been in full bloom for the last couple of months. Like Erica said maybe one beheading might be useful as a motivator to the rest of these guys, but I doubt it (personally I like drawing and quartering). I think part of the problem is the borderline personality, 80 hour a week, immoral, greedy bastards getting these salaries are the same guys on the boards setting these salaries. I just don't see it changing voluntarily.

The question I've been mulling is what systemic changes can be made using taxes, fees, prison times, or water boarding will change the realities? I hope smarter people than myself are working on this problem and are being listened too. I'll carry the torch, help turn over the cars, and rally my friends, but the solution is above my pay grade. D'oh!

Eric M.

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna join Dave B. here so there's at least 2 of us for public executions...

maxpurr9 said...

great idea....how do we get it going??