Disgraced Hedge Fund Manager John Paulson Sends Bankster Shill To Interview Protesters At Occupy Wall Street
By way of background, this clip was recorded the day after protesters raised hell outside Paulson's home in Manhattan. Paulson sent Andy Pipa, a former Morgan Stanley executive who presumably now works for Paulson's hedge fund, down to Zuccotti park to interview some of the 99%. It ws sent to us by reader Jonathan Jetter.
Here is his email:
My name is Jonathan Jetter. I'm an avid reader of Daily Bail. I had a very interesting experience at the Occupy Wall Street protest a couple days ago. I was approached by a man who asked if he could ask me some questions and videotape my answers. I agreed, and he uploaded the video to youtube. Talking to him afterwards, it turns out that his name is Andy Pipa, and that he was a former managing director at Morgan Stanley.
I wasn't sure what to make of the conversation at first, but I get the impression that he has no hostile intent, that he came down specifically to speak to protesters, and that he's also pretty angry about a lot of things. His ideal solutions might be quite different from mine, but I was impressed by his willingness to hear me out. Thanks for your time and for keeping a great site going.
Here was my repsonse to Jonathan:
Thanks for sending the clip. I will probably post it, but only to annihilate Andy Pipa and Paulson. He wasn't being the nice guy you think. He was trying to discredit you and the movement. Pipa left out several facts.
First, Paulson and all hedge fund managers pay just 15% income tax. It's a sickening loophole in the tax code.
Second, though you did a good job with your response, the 'we payed TARP back bullshit' Pipa was spewing MUST be met with the following response: Screw TARP, what about the trillions in stealth bailouts at 0% interest from the Fed and US Treasury. That's the core of the bailout. TARP was a sideshow. Read the following story. It explains everything. And please read the entire thing, all the way to the bottom for the comments from Dylan Ratigan.
Let me know in comments how you would have responded to Pipa's questions.