Hmmm, so the same people who can’t quite decide how to help college students and prevent student loan interest rates from doubling, will gladly spend the day kissing up to Jamie Dimon and telling him what a wonderful, wise CEO he is.  I suppose this shouldn’t be surprising, as over half of the Congresscritters are millionaires.  Naturally they can relate to him better than they can to the rest of us.  This isn’t meant as a partisan observation, by the way.  Both the Republicans *and* the Democrats in Congress are corporate-owned and mostly out of touch.

Still, I wish they would at least not be so obvious about it.  Raise your voice at Mr. Dimon just a tad, will you?  Pretend like you care.  But no, next time you do raise your voice it will be when you’re upset about those elderly again, exploiting the system with their greedy retirement needs.

All I can say is that if President Obama really does go for a Congress-bashing strategy this election season, as some say that he will, it may just work with this bunch.  Who knows if it will—I don’t think anybody is particularly well-liked at this point, not Barack, not Mitt and not the rest of the government.  It will probably come down to whoever is the least disliked at that crucial moment.  I’ll go with Barack, but I’ll be holding my nose just like everyone else will be…

When JP Morgan experienced its humongous loss of 2 billion dollars recently, there were, as always, people who benefited from the situation.  According to Business Insider and other sources, one of those who made the biggest profit was Boaz Weinstein, a “legendary credit trader”.  He made so much money off the JP Morgan catastrophe that he is currently in the process of purchasing a pricy Manhattan apartment.

And what interesting tidbit of info has come to light about this guy?  Why am I not surprised to hear this?  He was banned from a Las Vegas casino for counting cards at blackjack.  Right.  All of these Wall Street sharks have been cheating us in a giant card game for years now.  I have no objection per se to the idea of hard-working businessmen making a profit…and I think most of us don’t…it’s just that I have the impression that this isn’t a world of hard work and reward anymore—rather, I’m living in a casino, and the blackjack game is rigged.

Can we get these guys kicked out of the game already?  Seriously?