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Thursday
Oct222009

It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, And Backroom Deals From Washington To Wall Street

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Nomi Prins is a former investment banker turned journalist.  She worked at Goldman Sachs and Bear Stearns.  She is the author of several books; her latest, just out, is called It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street.   She spoke on the themes of the book at the Strand Bookstore in New York on September 29th.

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http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/22/report_goldman_sachs_on_pace_to

The Guardian newspaper reports staff at Goldman Sachs can look forward to the biggest bonus payouts in the firm’s 140-year history after a spectacular first half of the year, sparking concern that the big investment banks which survived the credit crunch will derail financial regulation reforms. We speak to Nomi Prins, a former managing director for Goldman Sachs in New York, about the possible record bonuses, President Obama’s proposed reforms of the financial regulatory system and the “The Big Bank Bailout Payback Bamboozle.” [includes rush transcript]
Oct 22, 2009 at 3:44 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2009/10/6/nomi_prins

Has transcript from the video in the story above....
Oct 22, 2009 at 3:47 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
European finance ministers said they were stunned by an estimate placing Greece's deficit at more than 10 percent of the country's gross domestic product.
http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2009/10/20/Greeces-off-estimate-deficit-startles-EU/UPI-90701256063584/
Oct 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 22, 2009 at 5:35 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Bailout watchdog expects much to remain unrefunded
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091021/D9BFFSOG0.html
Oct 22, 2009 at 5:38 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 22, 2009 at 5:44 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The United States, which posted a record deficit in the last fiscal year, may lose its Aaa-rating if it does not reduce the gap to manageable levels in the next 3-4 years, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE59L1N620091022
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:22 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Carnegie Hall Stagehand Moving Props Makes $530,044
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=agzioCanEd0s
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:29 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:32 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:33 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Citi Jacks Credit Card Rates To 29.99% On Unsuspecting Customers (C)
http://www.businessinsider.com/citi-customers-reach-out-to-us-2009-10
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:36 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Home buyer tax credit fraud
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/scratchpad/2009/10/home_buyer_tax_credit_fraud.html


The IRS Does Not Make People Claiming The Homebuyer Tax Credit Prove They Bought A House
Oct 22, 2009 at 6:40 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." -- Ronald Reagan

DB...The IRS Does Not Make People Claiming The Homebuyer Tax Credit Prove They Bought A House

Please don't tell me you are surprised that Obama can't run our government. Oh, I'm sorry, are we ready to start mentioning Obama?

The $313 billion savings is in large part made up of savings from three big areas: $110 billion from incorporating productivity adjustments and Medicare payments, $106 billion from reducing disproportionate hospital payments and $75 billion from better pricing of Medicare drugs. “These savings will come from common sense changes,” Obama said in the address, “For example, if more Americans are insured, we can cut payments that help hospitals treat patients without health insurance. If the drug makers pay their fair share, we can cut government spending on prescription drugs. And if doctors have incentives to provide the best care instead of more care, we can help Americans avoid the unnecessary hospital stays, treatments and tests that drive up costs.”

Are you starting to doubt Barry the Messiah? Say it isn't so. He is a community organizer, this must be a mistake.

Obama said, "we can help Americans avoid the unnecessary hospital stays, treatments and tests that drive up costs.” Read this again and then read it again and then read it one more time. What do you think the word “help” means? Sarah Palin thought that help meant death panels. You can't blame Bush forever. It is time to talk about our pal Barry. It is time to help expose him as a fraud and put an end to his crazy socialist plan.

I know you can see it too.
Oct 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM | Unregistered Commentergobias
Oct 23, 2009 at 12:39 AM | Unregistered Commentergobias
Who has watched this clip?

She did an outstanding job...here's another article of hers that we found...

http://www.alternet.org/politics/140291/10_sleazy_ways_that_goldman_sachs_distracted_us_while_pocketing_billions_from_the_treasu?page=2
Oct 23, 2009 at 1:36 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
There's nothing like a REFORMED insider to speak the real deal when they turn that leaf. Scopelabs is run by another one, and Max Keiser seems to fit the mold.

Meanwhile, back at your-own-pocket central, make way for the next surprise bailout tax headed for YOUR mailbox.
http://letthemfail.us/archives/2439
--WM
Oct 23, 2009 at 10:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterWil Martindale
Wow Nomi looks very Yummy!!
Oct 23, 2009 at 10:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short
Nice article Wil. I imagine even more of this will be coming next fiscal year. Will there be another Federal bailout of the states? Obviously not if we can do anything about it.

Here in my county, the Sherriff's office has contemplated adding a "surcharge" to traffic tickets. Other armed tax collectors are talking of doing the same.

And already I've seen more patrol cars waiting at "prime" ticket spots than I've ever seen before.

Good luck getting info out of your county officials. Should be, um, interesting.
Oct 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
More yummy Nomi. Should Geithner be the next Fed Chairman?

"Geithner, first of all, WAS the Fed, as much as Ben Bernanke IS the Fed." (Heh, she's just gettin' started...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yP_Y2v-jG0
Oct 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
DB, if I've missed this above, I apologize, but this is an awesome interview with Prins. It's got everything -- pillage, pitchforks, the whole deal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUaiN56_M3k (Pt. 2 of 2)

Here's Pt. 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3cKi0DDwUY
Oct 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Found this, too. Nomi Prins was on the right side back in September. Here she is on The Real News. She doesn't buy the "We're all going to die" argument. It's WMD all over again. "This will stabilize the markets for like a day or two..."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_URZ9kCz2Y
Oct 23, 2009 at 12:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Daily,
I couldnt believe the notice from CITI I got the other day! 29.9% is straight rape!
Oct 23, 2009 at 2:06 PM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short
SS, please tell me you don't keep a balance. And please tell me you will call (India, Cayman Islands...?) straight away, and tell them to piss off.

Puke on Citi!

BTW, I saw one of these on Market Ticker --- it looked fake. So they're really that dumb, huh?
Oct 23, 2009 at 2:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Yes, the taxpayer will pay on both ends...
Oct 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
excellent clips, james...gives me plenty to do my next post on Nomi...thanks...

@SS...dump the citi card quickly...they don't deserve your business...
Oct 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"Nice article Wil. I imagine even more of this will be coming next fiscal year. Will there be another Federal bailout of the states? Obviously not if we can do anything about it."

Happening here as well...already seeing fees and taxes rise locally...
Oct 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
I never carry any balances on my cards.
Oct 27, 2009 at 12:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short

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