I found this announcement amusing:

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein may have had his tongue in his cheek when he said his bankers were doing “God’s work,” but the company’s critics aren’t laughing.

In fact, a couple hundred of them — led by Service Unions International Union president Andy Stern — plan to gather outside of Goldman Sachs’ Washington offices Monday morning to protest the firm’s mega-bonuses, and demand the end of the “too big to fail” doctrine, according to a press release.

The event will be held outside 101 Constitution Ave. N.W., an office building that’s home to many of the most powerful lobbyists and corporations in town, including Goldman. It’s also where you can find POLITICO’s Capitol Hill bureau (in the basement).

Swing by, chant a few protests, drop off a resume . . .

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Source:
SEIU’s Andy Stern to lead Goldman Sachs protest
VICTORIA MCGRANE
Politico.com, 11/13/09

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29492.html

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8 Responses to “Street Protest at Goldman Sachs DC Office Today”

  1. VennData says:

    Can you imagine an organized effort? Sign up now at…

    http://www.vampiresquidprotestors.com/

    From the Randian hyper-capitalists…

    http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/62055/

    …to the Reaganut teabaggers, they are all in for a shock. Normal human beings despise their Belichek-like arrogance.

    http://views.washingtonpost.com/world-wide-wilbon/wilbon/2009/11/belichick_is_stung_by_his_arrogance.html

    This isn’t the business that made this nation so prosperous. There Objectivist model is what brought us low. And to this day, they continue to deny that they were the cause of the near-depression, while decrying the way Obama’s (and Bush’s and Paulson’s and Congress’s) intervention are what’s saved the nation’s economy.

  2. Robespierre says:

    “Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein may have had his tongue in his cheek when he said his bankers were doing “God’s work,” but the company’s critics aren’t laughing.”

    That is not a tongue in cheek comment. That is a comment of some one who sees himself out of reach from the laws and the government. It is a “on your face Obama” attitude that says I do as I please regardless of public opinion. It is the ultimate expression of arrogance and not very different than this:
    Only the poor pay taxes…” ~Leona Helmsley

  3. Mike in Nola says:

    They are clearly misinformed. They are missing out on a good lunch.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=atHiMqxlVsZY

    I can think of some other millions of former workers who wouldn’t mind being there, although they would probably bring their pitchforks to eat with.

  4. Mike in Nola says:

    Where is the real Robespierre when you need him?

  5. hue says:

    will god smite these unbelievers?

  6. ashpelham2 says:

    God will smite them, but that’s in the afterlife. We live in the here and now. All the salvation in the world isn’t going to save 200,000 jobs this month.

    Thanks to Goldman. Why don’t they just trademark the term “In God We Trust”? It’s on everything they care about.

  7. franklin420d says:

    Don’t forget the Titanic WAS unsinkable.

    “God himself could not sink this ship”

  8. philipat says:

    Will they bring pitchforks or does that come later?