Category: Humor

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32 Responses to “Goldman Sachs Salutes America’s Working Men”

  1. Mike in Nola says:

    I suppose we’re supposed to notice that it’s the wrong finger.

  2. Barry Ritholtz says:


  3. Pat G. says:

    Same to ya’ Goldie. Just remember, what comes around…goes around. You’ll get yours in the end.

  4. rmasand says:

    They screw us. We ridicule them. Guess who’s laughing.

  5. tnoll says:

    Since that’s sign language for lesbian, what are we to infer?

  6. Pete from CA says:

    FWIW I did laugh. Thanks Barry.

  7. Winston Munn says:


    New York, New York
    October 21, 2009

    Goldman Sachs today announced they would lay off 1500 U.S. Treasury Department employees and cut the salaries of another 52,000 federal workers in order to compensate for lower-than-anticipated bonuses for Goldman Sachs executives.

    In a bipartisan measure meant to reassure those federal workers affected, both the House and Senate passed by voice vote a “Fuck it, What Are We Supposed To Do About It?” resolution to absolve themselves from any blame over loss of wages, jobs, or home.

  8. bergsten says:

    For those without teen-aged kids (or those whose older kids aren’t still living at home), I believe the hand signal is “L” for “loser.”

  9. Pete from CA says:

    I think Rutters got that wrong. GS would “hire” more government people to increase bonuses not lay them off…

  10. call me ahab says:

    gee – thanks Bergsten- i thought it meant lollapalooza-

    anyway- say hey to CNBC Sucks for me-

    do you know what the novel is about?

    i know he was taken w/ “The Road”-

    so i was thinking he was working on something along those lines-

    like ‘The Cul-de-Sac” -

    keep me posted

  11. Winston Munn says:

    @ Pete from CA,

    Our sincere apologies for any inaccuracies in our story. To make amends, we also note that this was the first time in over 200 years Congress passed a b-i-n-d-i-n-g resolution.

    Editorial Staff – Rutters

  12. HEHEHE says:

    I notice how the Feinberg compensation cuts don’t seem to apply to GS or JPM. Funny how the taxpayers are still guaranteeing their debt but we don’t get a bonus;)

  13. jeffg says:

    The two comments I had were already expressed. I enjoy this blog, since everyone is as jaded and sarchastic as I am!

  14. bsneath says:

    That is the international kid sign for “loser”. I’ve had it presented to me often!

  15. vachon says:

    As W.F. Buckley once said on his TV show, if there weren’t rich people, who’d employ gardeners?

    Makes sense to me.

  16. call me ahab says:



    lame ass argument- if there is no taxpayer bailout to SURVIVE- and ZIRP- and USG backed borrowing- and inside information from GS transplants- then they can cover themselves in honey and roll around in $100 bills as far as i’m concerned -

    you have got to be shitting me

  17. bsneath says:

    From the “you are just plain wrong” department:

    Federal Reserve Board governor Daniel Tarullo said Wednesday that he opposes the “provocative idea” of getting banks out of the business of trading risky securities so they can focus on lending.

  18. bsneath says:

    Shouldanode. He is an attorney – a profession that for the most part is “cognitively-challenged” when it comes to understanding risk (BR is an exception).

    Daniel Tarullo (born November 1952) is a professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a member of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve Board since January 28th, 2009. His areas of specialty are international economic regulation, banking law, and international law.

  19. WaveCatcher says:

    LOSER = all of us dumb taxpayers

    WINNER = all the TBTF “Banks”

    Greg Mankiw, harvard economist, says our new marginal tax rate (high earners) once health care “reform” passes will be 70%+

    Must admit, I that is depressing…

  20. HarryWanger says:

    Watching volume and opening action. Potentially going long DXD at 33 if the follow through from today’s close looks strong. My guess is open up to challenge 10k again. That would put DXD around 33. Might dip a toe there.

  21. ben22 says:

    “For those without teen-aged kids (or those whose older kids aren’t still living at home), I believe the hand signal is “L” for “loser.”

    good to point that out, some crusty ass might have confused it with the shape of the recovery…

  22. beaufou says:

    I hope those A-holes keep it up for a little while.
    One of these days, the working men and women of this country are going to wake up and put your sorry heads on a stick, and they will all be called terrorists.
    So it goes…

  23. CTB says:

    tnoll: in American Sign Language, the sign for ‘Lesbian’ is made by placing the L on one’s chin.

  24. wunsacon says:

    On taxes…We should raise them until we have a balanced budget. Until then, we’ve been paying the INFLATION tax (a wealth tax). Nobody knows how much taxes they pay until they consider that.

    Two generations of cowards running the GOP have been pimping “tax cuts” because they don’t have the balls to come out and demand spending cuts. In real terms, the only tax cuts that mean anything are spending cuts. Deficit dollars just compete with the dollars I have in my pocket.

  25. tnoll says:

    Re ASL sign: I know it’s usually on the chin.

  26. MikeG says:

    Backpfeifengesicht – German word which translates to “a face that cries out for a fist in it.”

  27. JT says:


    That is more like it…now you understand how everyone but GS feels.

    I have a friend that is an extremely successful IRS/FX prop trader. He is worth every penny he earns as he does not work for a company that needed or received a bailout. That is how we view you as well.



  28. mknowles says:

    His hand could represent a graph of GOLDMAN SACKS-USA executive pay/bonus (index finger, skyrocketing) compared to the average ordinary American’s salary (thumb, flat).

  29. FromLori says:

    They are destroying capitalism in a way that would make Marx proud

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