November 12, 2010
Poor Baby

From The New York Times:

Vikram S. Pandit, the Citigroup chief executive, hinted at some frustration with the public backlash against Wall Street.

I kind of feel like Im living in parallel universes, he said. Im here in Korea and I feel this warmth and the need and the sense of trying to have a dialogue with each other, but then when I get back to my real universe, its cold in that universe.

He was one of the about 120 executives who took part in the Seoul G-20 Business Summit, a daylong conference here.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 12, 2010 10:05 AM
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I know just what Mr. Pandit means. I also feel like I'm living in a parallel universe. Every day when I go out of my house I see more repossessed houses, more closed businesses, & more shuttered factories. About half my friends & family have lost their jobs or taken big cuts in work hours and/or pay. When I go to the unemployment office & see an institution that is completely overwhelmed & at least once a day I pass by a someone on the streets with a placard begging for food; many times they are sitting in a wheelchair. Our troops keep dying in an unending war while profiteers rake in money & our leaders toast one another with champagne... Yet, when I read the newspaper, listen to the radio, or watch television I hear nothing but assurances that the economy is getting better, the stock market is going up, & capitalism is the greatest thing to ever come down the pike. Hmmmm, I don't know whether to believe my own experiences or what the media presents as fact.

Posted by: colonelgirdle on November 12, 2010 8:25 PM

To Colonial: believe your lying eyes. To Vikram S. Pandit, I say, "boo fucking hoo!"

Posted by: Pat on November 13, 2010 6:29 AM

Someone call the waaaaaaahhhhhmbulance, quick!

Posted by: chrisanthemama on November 14, 2010 9:01 PM
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