"They exist, and others don't, and taxpayers made it possible."
-- anonymous "industry consultant," quoted by the New York Times, reporting that Goldman Sachs is expected to post record profits Tuesday, nine months after getting $12.9 billion in last fall's bailout
"The first thing you need to know about Goldman Sachs is that it's everywhere. The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
-- Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
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