Goldman “Profits” ? Even the NY Times scorns them.

Goldman, with it’s agent Henry Paulson, operating as Secretary of the Treasury and using the full power of the US government, eliminates competitors (Lehman and Merrill) and gets bailed out indirectly via AIG.  And now they are making “profits”?  This is crony capitalism in extremis.

Even the New York Times scorns these scoundrels, and amazingly, applauds bill O’Reilly at Fox News for doing likewise.

Something closer to the current zeitgeist was captured last week by Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News commentator, who likened Goldman Sachs bankers to pigs during a scathing segment on his TV show. “You’ve got to make an example of the big boy,” he fumed in a rant about the company’s tax-avoidance methods, suggesting Goldman ought to be punished for failing to cough up its fair share of taxes. “And this is the big boy.”

See Windfalls for Bankers, Resentments for the Rest – NYTimes.com for more details on

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