Comments on: Blankfein’s eight-figure bonus A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: GovernmentSachs Tue, 02 Feb 2010 20:27:46 +0000 Come on, Lloyd! Don’t give into this politically-correct, namby-pamby, populist anger nonsense. You have earned and deserve every penny of that bonus.

Whose idea was it to neatly bundle those dogshi* mortgages so they could be sold to the firm’s clients?? Whose idea was it to then short those very same bundles hard?? Yours, Lloyd!

Who pushed AIG over the cliff with hyper-aggressive CDO writedowns and calls for more and more collateral?? Who mobilized the firm’s alumni at the Fed, Treasury, Congress, and the White House to make sure Goldman’s backdoor bailout was Government Priority #1? And who convinced the feds to let Goldman become a bank holding company so it could take advantage of all those big, fat, juicy government subsidies?? You did, Lloyd!

So go ahead and go hog wild, Lloyd, and lay claim to your 9-figure cash** bonus.

**Yes, insist on cash only. Nine figures in restricted stock with a clawback provision is beneath you, Lloyd.

By: Felix Salmon Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:44:39 +0000 Well, yes, it is. And my point is that Blankfein’s bonus isn’t.

By: sheredlk Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:30:25 +0000 Felix, ya know you’re definitely one of my favorite bloggers, and I hate to do this, but I’m pretty sure $100,000,000 is nine figures.