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Jamie Dimon, welfare recipient

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posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, talks a fine game when he struts around championing free market capitalism but when he slips his game shoes on things appear to be a little bizzaro…


To be precise, JPMorgan receives a government subsidy worth about $14 billion a year, according to research published by the International Monetary Fund and our own analysis of bank balance sheets. The money helps the bank pay big salaries and bonuses. More important, it distorts markets, fueling crises such as the recent subprime-lending disaster and the sovereign-debt debacle that is now threatening to destroy the euro and sink the global economy.


So what’s going on? What is the reason for this? We’re only talking JPMorgan Chase here, right?

Nope.


In recent decades, governments and central banks around the world have developed a consistent pattern of behavior when trouble strikes banks that are large or interconnected enough to threaten the broader economy: They step in to ensure that all the bank's creditors, not just depositors, are paid in full. Although typically necessary to prevent permanent economic damage, such bailouts encourage a reckless confidence among creditors. They assume the government will always make them whole, so they become willing to lend at lower rates, particularly to systemically important banks.


So how big a subsidy to the “Too Big to Fail” banks are we looking at?


To estimate the dollar value of the subsidy in the U.S., we multiplied it by the debt and deposits of 18 of the country's largest banks, including JPMorgan, Bank of America and Citigroup. The result: about $76 billion a year. The number is roughly equivalent to the banks' total profits over the past 12 months, or more than the federal government spends per year on education.


Catch that? “The number (about $76 billion) is roughly equivalent to the banks’ total profits over the past 12 months, or more than the federal government spends per year on education.”

What would be the solution to this grave injustice?


The solution: Minimize the subsidy. Require banks' shareholders to put up enough capital to make bailouts highly unlikely (we advocate 20% of assets). Allow some creditors to take losses when a bank gets into trouble, so they won't assume they're safe (an approach regulators in the U.S. and Europe are considering). Cut off subsidies to traders, such as the folks in London who lost billions for JPMorgan, by forbidding speculative trading activity at banks (the goal of the Volcker rule in the U.S. and financial ring-fencing in the U.K.).



So what’s the problem? Why don’t we implement such changes to correct this?

C’mon! You know the answer.

“The number one answer is still on the board. SURVEY SAYS…..........................”


Why hasn't this been done? One partial explanation can be found in the amount of money banks put into election campaigns and into lobbying, which has recently included efforts to water down the Dodd-Frank financial-reform legislation. According to the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics, the broad financial industry -- a category that includes real estate companies and insurers -- has spent $285 million on political giving in the 2012 election cycle. That's much more than any other industry spends.



Almost seems like our taxpayer dollars are being used by the banks against our own financial interests. We pay taxes, the banks get taxpayer subsidies, the banks bribe, errr, “donate” to politicians, and politicians pass legislation friendly to the banks. How wonderful!

This cycle is sheer madness. Furthermore, it is clearly unsustainable…


Lawmakers and regulators need to recognize just how costly business as usual will be. When Dimon pushes back against capital requirements or the Volcker rule, it's worth remembering that he's pushing for a form of corporate welfare that, left unchecked, could lead to a crisis too big for the government to contain.


So, please be sure to remember this little snippet of information next time you see a Jamie Dimon-type testifying in front of some committee and looking all smug as the politicians form a line to kiss his fanny.

He has nothing to worry about. He knows it, the lobbyists know it, the politicians know it and now YOU know it.

Jamie Dimon, welfare recipient

“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”
- Henry Ford




posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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when the illusion comes off dimond is not successful,
he is mealy the highest paid benificary in your country,
without wealfare from taxpayers this clown would go down

star and flag this needs to be understood

and shared

xploder



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 03:39 PM
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It is ironic how the citizens who protest against this kind of stuff are looked at, by some, as the lowlifes living on handouts, and are more of a problem then Dimon and people alike.

Blame it on the hippies. Never fails.


I bet Dimon is a conservative too. Figures.






posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by llmacgregor
It is ironic how the citizens who protest against this kind of stuff are looked at, by some, as the lowlifes living on handouts, and are more of a problem then Dimon and people alike.

Blame it on the hippies. Never fails.


I bet Dimon is a conservative too. Figures.





yea the very same people who want to cut food stamps for the poor defend this type of behaviour for dimond
if that 15 billion instead went to teachers or hospitals or to veterans or to roads or to anything else other than the jpm casino

the ironic thing is that capitalists say this is not socialism,
instead feeding the poor and hungry is socialism,
and dimond is a capitalist job creator

cognitive disodence hurts my head lol



xploder
edit on 20-6-2012 by XPLodER because: spelling



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Not much you can say about this except :
"How'd I get these carpet burns on my knees?"
Welcome to crony capitalism where justice is served backwards.



posted on Jun, 20 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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You have hit the nail on the head!




posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 05:58 AM
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Here's a link to the US Treasury involvement and dependency on the Wall Street casino:

webofdebt.wordpress.com...

I think we all suspected this already, but this article is well worth reading. Dimon's cufflinks say it all.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 06:42 AM
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Originally posted by llmacgregor
I bet Dimon is a conservative too. Figures.



Believe it or not, Dimon is a democrat. Apparently however, not one that believes in walking the party line. If you watched any of Dimon's testimony last week before the Senate Banking Committee and did a little research into just who Dimon was speaking with, you would find that Dimon personally and JPM as a corporation contributed to the majority of the senator's campaigns who sit on that committee regardless of their party affiliation. Disgusting isn't it??
Couple that with the flash of his presidential seal cuff links then it becomes apparent that this was clearly a case of the tail (Dimon) wagging the dog (the committee). Other things to take into consideration as far as Dimon goes, he sits on the board of the NY Fed Reserve Bank and the fact he was part of Obama's response team during the financial melt down in progress when Obama took office and had unfettered 24 hour access to Tim Geithner during that time to get the whole mess under control as quickly as possible. So yeah, he's not just the CEO of one of the biggest banks in the world.. he's got the kind of connections that make it possible for him to never fail.

To the point of the OP though, while I can say that I am utterly and completely disgusted by this important piece of info you've uncovered, with the way things are in this country today, I cannot say that I am not entirely surprised by it. The fact that I'm not surprised by this kind of thing anymore is almost as disturbing to me as the fact that it happens in the first place.



posted on Jun, 21 2012 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by MyMindIsMyOwn

Originally posted by llmacgregor
I bet Dimon is a conservative too. Figures.



Believe it or not, Dimon is a democrat. Apparently however, not one that believes in walking the party line. If you watched any of Dimon's testimony last week before the Senate Banking Committee and did a little research into just who Dimon was speaking with, you would find that Dimon personally and JPM as a corporation contributed to the majority of the senator's campaigns who sit on that committee regardless of their party affiliation. Disgusting isn't it??
Couple that with the flash of his presidential seal cuff links then it becomes apparent that this was clearly a case of the tail (Dimon) wagging the dog (the committee). Other things to take into consideration as far as Dimon goes, he sits on the board of the NY Fed Reserve Bank and the fact he was part of Obama's response team during the financial melt down in progress when Obama took office and had unfettered 24 hour access to Tim Geithner during that time to get the whole mess under control as quickly as possible. So yeah, he's not just the CEO of one of the biggest banks in the world.. he's got the kind of connections that make it possible for him to never fail.

To the point of the OP though, while I can say that I am utterly and completely disgusted by this important piece of info you've uncovered, with the way things are in this country today, I cannot say that I am not entirely surprised by it. The fact that I'm not surprised by this kind of thing anymore is almost as disturbing to me as the fact that it happens in the first place.


My bad, I meant to sat Republicrat.
I stand corrected.



9 replies and 20 flags. Im surprised this thread isn't getting much attention. kinda swept under the carpet of obama vs romney threads.
edit on 21-6-2012 by llmacgregor because: (no reason given)




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