Foofie, as usual, hasn't understood anything nor gotten the point in all this.
Aristocracy? We're talking about bank executives here, Foofie, not aristocrats.
I wouldn't care a bit what they are and how much money they have if it weren't
for the fact that the banks those executives work for, received taxpayers money
to bail them out. I see no entitlement of exorbitant salaries, bonuses,
stock options and other benefits to executives who have over the years driven the
banks into near bankruptcy with their executive decisions.
Secondly, we agree that the bail-out needed to take place, but who in their
right mind gives billions of dollars to the banking industry without having
them hold accountable for the distribution of funds, especially after having
given such a poor track record of misusing and mishandling funds. It's
like giving little Johnny another 100 dollars after he lost the first one somewhere.
Thank you for the compliments (just going along with your statement above that I do not get the point).
Sorry, they are our aristocracy. That is the beauty of this country. One does not have to be born into aristocracy to ultimately function like one. Like in this country, one can be anything one wants. One can convert from Catholicism to Episcopalean, change one's surname to an Anglicized sounding surname. As long as it is not done for illegal purposes, we can be anything we want in the good 'ole U.S.A. (Which is why, I believe, the overseas troops will start chanting "U.S.A." when a Christmas USO tour shows anything depicting an American flag. They understand on some level, I believe, this country of ours allows freedoms not even conceived of in many other lands).
Considering the French aristocracy ate well, while the peasants starved, gives me the belief that we should have few complaints. The need to see what the "other guy" has in comparison to others, or us, is just my not minding my own business, considering I have enough calories to eat, so I do not end my day hungry.
But, if you have a need to be concerned, who am I to rain on your parade, so to speak. I am only one humble peasant.