Comments on: Private-jet divas miss their meeting with Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gotthardbahn http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10066 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:47:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10066 Quite aside from the needless sarcasm of this piece, I really take issue with the underlying assumption that because you have been summoned by the mighty Barack Obama, you must move heaven and earth to be there. These guys have banks to run and taxpayer money to pay back. Why should they humour Nobama with a couple of photo-ops so he can burnish his populist, anti-Wall Street credentials? Not surprisingly, Nobama dumped on the banks yesterday. They should have told him to blow it out his ear.

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By: jian1312 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10056 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 03:45:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10056 I did think it’s rather suspect that some of these all powerful bankers couldn’t make it to a f$eaking meeting with the POTUS! The POTUS!!

But, isn’t it besides the point to be speculating on the nature of the absence? The mere fact of the President saying, essentially, it’s time you guys reciprocate, doesn’t that sound pathetic to you all? Our President, all he could come up with is something along the line of a jettisoned lover, PLEADING, I was there for you when you needed me (and it’s still contested whether all the banks needed TARP money), don’t you think you owe it to me now that I need you?

So we’ve sunken so low, so desperate as to have our President beg business executives, who, mind you, are never known for being nice guys or even having a heart for that matter, to reciprocate a helping hand! Am I being cynical here or is something very very wrong? Where was the President, when deals were negotiated to bail banks out(to be fair, it might be the previous President for TARP, still, Geithner had a number of opportunities to demand a pound of flesh)?

Why did they pay 100 cents on the dollar on the AIG deal? The government would be in a much stronger position to demand reciprocation then, before forking over the $$, than now, after the fact. Anyone with an ounce of brain would know this, a smart guy like Geithner surely knows, but he was too busy to save the world from collapsing (in his own mind at least) to be bothered with trivial stuff like moral hazard. This grudge I’m probably going to hold into my grave. It’s entirely cavalier with taxpayer money and simply unforgivable.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10048 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 00:01:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10048 Maybe I am just old-fashioned, but I travel the evening before an important meeting. For eight-figure compensation I would even travel the afternoon before a meeting with a head of state.

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By: right http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10047 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:39:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10047 Felix, your second update is very helpful. Perhaps it should prompt a revised naming of this post?

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10046 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 22:41:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10046 Scott, you just don’t understand sophisticated PR. This was a slick way to publicize the names of the bankers and cast them in a positive light (except for Jamie Dimon, who abhors light).

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By: megalomaniac http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10045 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 22:39:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10045 Seriously, Felix, I’m normally one of your biggest supporters, but this calls for some sort of a mea culpa on your part, no? It’s a highly irresponsible piece that I’d expect from Matt Taibbi, not from you.

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By: Scott7 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10042 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:09:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10042 Seriously, this is the most retarded post ever. The problem with financial journalists is that they’re friggin’ idiots.

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By: jdanielwright http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10039 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:43:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10039 Come or don’t come, populists like you just like to rant.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10037 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:26:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10037 I hope from now on we’ll require companies on the federal dole to make extensive use of private jets so as not to squander taxpayer resources.

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/comment-page-1/#comment-10036 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:20:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/14/private-jet-divas-miss-their-meeting-with-obama/#comment-10036 John Cook, Esq., of the Manhattan Gawkers, is on the case, getting to the foggy bottom of it all.

http://gawker.com/5426037/wall-st-banker s-snub-obama-duck-dc-sit+down-because-of -inclement-weather

Ubiquitous cams — the greatest bullshit detectors ever.

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