In the years following his departure from the position of mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani has pursued the dream of every red-blooded American boy– make money and lots of it. He speeds around the nation and world spouting his endless story about how he single-handedly saved New York City from terrorists and at $200,00 a pop, businessmen can listen to his pitch on how to be successful at making money. Rudy G. was very upset when President Obama blasted the actions of Wall Street fat cats in awarding themselves $18.4 billion in bonuses even as they asked for money to cover their incompetence as financial leaders. “If you somehow take that bonus out of the economy, “said the man of money, “it will create unemployment. It means less spending in restaurants, less spending in department stores so everything has an impact.”
Let me get this straight. A financial wizard who ran his company into the ground with bad investments awards himself a $100,00,000 which is then spent eating in restaurants and buying clothes. He either has a mighty big stomach or his clothes closet could be as tall as the Empire State building. I suspect Rudy G. never saw an opportunity to make money that he turned down. On which planet is this man living!! He wants to reward greed and incompetence, is this an exercise in looking in the mirror and seeing a man of incompetence?
President Obama put it clearly and put it well in commenting about the bonus fiasco: “this is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful.”