College Price Tag = Sticker Shock

I am the parent of soon-to-be high school graduates.  The oldest one at home will graduate from high school this spring, and we have been exploring his college options.  It has been an eye-opening experience.  It seems every college presents one price with the full expectation that financial aid and scholarships will bring the cost down significantly.  The idea of comparing apples to apples in the college cost comparison process is practically impossible.  It feels a bit like buying a car.  You Read more […]

Ted Cruz and Goldman Sachs

Mrs. Cruz’s career raises the question of the relationship between Ted Cruz and Goldman Sachs. The headline at Bloomberg.com raises an interesting point: “Ted Cruz Omits Goldman Sachs From Description of Bread-Baking Wife.” Ted Cruz, kicking off his 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency, extolled his wife’s entrepreneurial spirit by telling of her grade-school bakery business. He didn’t mention the 10-year career at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. she just put on hold. Cruz, a Republican Read more […]

Did Governments Donate to the Clinton Foundation out of Altruism?

When governments donate to a “philanthropic organization,” we can bet they expect something in return. The Clinton corruption machine is becoming too obvious for anyone to ignore. Now, in the case of Islamic states we find governments donate to the Clinton Foundation and, by sheer coincidence, get favors from the State Department. No less a Left-wing source than Slate.com reports, “Repressive Regimes Donated to Clinton Foundation, Got Federal Approval for Arms Deals.” Repressive regimes Read more […]

Whistleblower Exposes Federal Reserve Goldman Sachs Cooperation

Recent audio of the Federal Reserve Goldman Sachs combine should surprise no one. What do you call a meeting between regulators from the Federal Reserve and Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, or any other big Wall Street bank? A job interview. Thus, we read in the New York Post: “Tapes showing meek oversight of Goldman are about to rock Wall Street.” Wall Street is about to be rocked by secretly recorded audio tapes that purport to show a too-cozy relationship between the New York Federal Read more […]

Tea Party Candidate Trying to Protect Republican Brand from Major TARP Villain

  I have no idea if Tim Donnelly has a chance of beating Jerry Brown or not. I don’t have much of an idea of how good a governor he would be. It is hard to imagine him being worse than Brown. My main worry is I don’t see why anyone would want the responsibility of trying to fix California. Financially, it looks like mission impossible. But the “mainstream” Republican contender makes me sick at my stomach. Did everyone else know that Neel Kashkari identified himself Read more […]

Wall Street Robbed Us by Government

To everyone who sees government regulation and oversight as the way to address injustice, please read this story, and open your eyes. It is an overreaching government that enables the worst possible abuses, and also supports the most egregious “income inequality” for the world’s biggest Wall Street criminals. Matt Taibbi writes for the Rolling Stone: Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, Read more […]

A Snapshot of the Gamblers Using Us as Collateral

The bankruptcy of the Central Bank created system in one snapshot. The top four banks in this chart are all zombies—dead men banking, feeding off the living—but Goldman Sachs takes the prize for having nearly $50-trillion in market bets on the table based on little more than $100-billion in assets (0.2%, if you’re keeping score). Wouldn’t you like to have that much leverage at the betting tables in Vegas, knowing that if you win, you win massively, and if you lose… well… all of Read more […]

Jail Martha Stewart & Ignore Bernie Madoff: Prosecute Petty Thieves To Cover For Banker Crime Lords

From the Washington Post: A bank executive in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison. Another from Orlando received eight years. In Stockbridge, Ga., a top bank officer is serving 12 years. At a time when the government is being criticized for not holding senior bank executives liable for crisis-era crimes, a little-known federal agency is compiling a growing list of criminal convictions. Since 2008, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Read more […]

Goldman Sachs Downgraded Because Bailout Less Likely

When I hear that a ratings agency has downgraded a company or companies I usually expect to hear about how they have financial problems. As far as I can tell, these companies are being downgraded even though nothing has changed. Moody’s has cut the credit ratings of big US banks including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, after deciding that the federal government is less likely to bail the financial institutions out if they get into future difficulties. Goldman, Morgan Stanley Read more […]

Left Wants Show Contest For Hillary In Democrat Primary

The Hill reports: Liberal leaders want Hillary Clinton to face a primary challenge in 2016 if she decides to run for president. The goal of such a challenge wouldn’t necessarily be to defeat Clinton. It would be to prevent her from moving to the middle during the Democratic primary…  It’s been more than five years since then-Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) stunned Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. At the time, segments of the left lambasted her support of the Iraq war. Now, Read more […]

G-Sax Nation: Wall Street Buying Another President…

From Alec Torres in the National Review: “Hillary Clinton’s Lucrative Goldman Sachs Speaking Gigs” Hillary Clinton spoke at two separate Goldman Sachs events on the evenings of Thursday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 29. As both Politico and the New York Times report, Clinton’s fee is about $200,000 per speech, meaning she likely netted around $400,000 for her paid gigs at Goldman over the course of six days. Last Thursday, Clinton spoke for the AIMS Alternative Investment Conference Read more […]