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Talking Business - Rousing Wall Street From Its State of Denial - NYTimes.com
“I represent the Wall Street community,” he began, wearing a suit that was decidedly not polyester. “We have felt like a piñata. Maybe you don’t feel like you’re beating us with a stick but we certainly feel like we’ve been whacked with a stick.” After going on a bit about job growth and the “connection between Wall Street and Main Street,” he returned to his theme. “When are we going to stop whacking Wall Street like a piñata?”

In fact, Mr. Scaramucci had served up a softball question — just not the kind he had intended.

In the span of just a few minutes, Mr. Obama mentioned billion-dollar hedge fund compensation, Mr. Schwarzman’s Hitler remark, the absurdity of a fund manager’s secretary paying a higher tax rate than his or her boss, and the fact that “most people on Main Street feel like they’ve been beat up on.” He was interrupted several times by applause. “He came at me with a baseball bat,” complained Mr. Scaramucci.
rhetoric  Obama  BarackObama  WallStreet  MainStreet  facts  USA  mid-term  election  taxation  goldmansachs  AIG  lehmanbrothers  leadership  representative  financial  industry 
october 2010 by asterisk2a

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