Monday, November 9, 2009

Just doing God’s work…

I am at a loss for words about this story.

BlankfeinGoldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein is reported to have said the following in an interview with London’s Sunday Times.

"We have a social purpose."
He is, he told the paper, just a banker "doing God’s work"

Now isn’t that just swell. I guess he means the greed and wild risk taking at Goldman Sachs and others that brought the global economy to its knees is all part of God’s master plan. And getting the big cash bonuses right now is just so much better than waiting for your reward in the great hereafter.

He went on to say that he understood people were angry with bankers' actions: "I know I could slit my wrists and people would cheer."

Well at least he got that right.


sassy said...

Don't tell God's son about this work.

Canajun said...

Sassy - true enough!

I kind of expect (hope) God's work will be done TO these guys rather than BY these guys.