Tag Archives: Wall street

Your community is a tax haven when…


There are direct flights to Switzerland, Grand Cayman, and Monaco, but no place else. More Wall Street brokerage firms have offices there than on Wall Street itself. Gordon Gekko is mayor. Streets are paved with gold and silver bullion. There … Continue reading

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Holiday gift ideas for Wall Street banksters


Below is my holiday gift list for the Wall Street banksters. Free lifetime retirement lodging at the nearest prison. Enough rocks to break for constructing their own prison cell. A new toothbrush for cleaning animal cages at the zoo. An all expense paid work … Continue reading

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Draining Wall Street’s piggy banks


To me, one of the best ideas to garner increased attention through the Occupy movement has been the move your money project. What better way for the 99% of us to kick Wall Street’s ass than to transfer our collective … Continue reading

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Where’s the justice?


I have noticed that advertisements in print, broadcasting, and on billboards for attorneys and legal services have morphed in the past few years. Previously, most were about injury claims, drunk driving, and divorce. Today, the majority appear to have something … Continue reading

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Taking Wall Street to the woodshed


Recently, I attended a meeting at a large financial institution’s regional office. Upon entering the adjacent parking garage, I was dismayed to find that the entire first four floors of parking spaces  were solely reserved for executives and employees of the company. Not … Continue reading

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Bass ackward justice on Wall Street


So true. Please show your strong support for the Wall Street demonstrators, for they are on the side of good, while Wall Street is on the side of greed.

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