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Total Lunacy: Mary Schapiro Made $3.3 Million In 2008, Perks Also Include Car Service, Club Fees And Full Expense Comp

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Fri, 12/04/2009 - 16:54 | 152976 skullnbones
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Rajanagonnaworkhereanymore - I'm choking to death

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:34 | 153323 Anonymous
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Fri, 12/04/2009 - 16:58 | 152986 Shameful
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Yeah her salary is "only" 162,900 but do they include bribes and kickbacks in that total?  We should force gov workers to pay for the right to work in their positions.  After all they can pay for the privilege out of the corruption and bribery.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:17 | 153175 Sqworl
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Wait till you see what deferred Comp was $$$$$...She's in the same league as Dick Grasso, the Best Regulation money can buy!

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:02 | 152997 JohnKing
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I wish the little people would stop complaining.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:35 | 153082 SRV - ES339
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Really... all this whining... you'd think they were getting screwed or something!

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:01 | 153140 Anonymous
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"Hopefully we will learn at the Schaprio bonus clawback hearings."

yeah, or at the end times tribunals that Jesus will hold when HE returns!!

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:30 | 153318 Hephasteus
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Ask NOT what your country can do for you!!!

Really don't ask. We'll ignore you.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:05 | 152998 Dburn
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Just for those of us newbies here who didn't know what FINRA does


FINRA is the largest independent securities regulator in the U.S. Our chief role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets.


Sounds about right. 3 million? Must have been getting ready to get fired

so she took the job at the SEC. Man is that encouraging or what?


Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:58 | 153135 cougar_w
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People like that are like turds that never flush, but once they get in the bowl just go 'round and 'round and never go away. Every time you look down, there they are again staring up at you and smiling.

They love being turds. They love the stink and the slime and the going 'round in the bowl. Washington is full of turds that never entirely go away. Because of them we'll never get this mess cleared up.


Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:21 | 153186 Shameful
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That was perfect...That is the best description I have ever heard for the parasites that reside in Mordor on the Potomac.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:49 | 153238 Anonymous
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I agree. I happen to have that very problem in the bowl right now. Problem is, if I try to plunge it the turds splash all over my feet and legs and get on the floor, too. (attack?) It's bad where they are now and fixing it is messy, but do it I must.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:15 | 153290 dogbreath
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I've come to think that we in my secret country  are the hobbits of this earth, but probably not.  public health care included mass emasculations and public education took care of the reprogrammng.   That aside I have to dig out my Tolkien to see if there are 'secret of oz"  messages.  The reawakening of Mordor and the all seeing eye is too spooky given present circumstance.



Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:15 | 153378 lesterbegood
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Self composting toilets. Turn 'em into fertilizer.

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 00:27 | 153642 Anonymous
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Diesel fuel and a match. Burn the turds.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 22:24 | 153534 Cursive
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Lulz, bro.  I'm going to use that with friends and family, going forward.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:05 | 153151 Sam Malone
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Interesting use of "independent" here.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:04 | 153004 Anonymous
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She also gets access to our rock star president. That in itself is worth millions

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:50 | 153122 knukles
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Sat, 12/05/2009 - 16:14 | 153996 Bear
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Oh ... did she get an invitation to the State Dinner or did she have to crash?

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:04 | 153005 Assetman
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Somehow the phrase "do as I say, and not as I did in 2008" will be a central message of Mary's Hallmark Christmas Card collection this year.

Knowing our luck, she is getting "fruit" baskets stuffed with Zimbabwe Ben billion dollar bills in return. 

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:05 | 153009 curbyourrisk
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Salary only $162K....but it think about the future salary as advisor for GS or JPM.....

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:07 | 153013 Careless Whisper
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Why would FINRA pay $3.3 mill ?

Sun, 12/06/2009 - 11:44 | 154427 Hrundi V. Bakshi
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i can be incompetent for $2 mil.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:09 | 153022 jbc77
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Nothing like getting paid for a job well done.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:09 | 153024 digalert
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I would imagine Ms. Schapiro, since early November, has been tied up with the holidays and last minute Christmas shopping. Perhaps after a final new years party and sobering, we'll see a survey asking what should the SEC do.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:23 | 153057 Cincinnatus
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Par for the Course.  A private course, of course.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:25 | 153060 Anonymous
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Actually, in some third world countries(Why there is still such distinction since we are all converging into one and the same class),people do pay to get a goverment job,because the reward are much higer than the private sector!!

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:30 | 153071 Anonymous
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F(lagrant) I(neptitude)N(eglect) & R(egulatory) A(bsence) is great work experience for S(ave) E(xecutive) C(ompensation)

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 22:38 | 153073 waterdog
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They left out the Wellbutrin and the life time supply of Adderall 20 mg tabs from her payroll figures. Also, there is the cost of therapy so she can keep her eyes open when she looks in the mirror.

It is the culture in which she thrives that makes us hate her. She has done well, she is not a dumb bitch.




Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:32 | 153078 Anonymous
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Why do we not have any protection against these criminals masquerading as government officials??

They are looting this nation blind!

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:38 | 153092 Anonymous
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Clawbacks at a MINIMUM.

Where are the charges being brought against her for abusing her office?

Sometimes I think China has the right answer. A public hanging would do the trick.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:42 | 153099 Gilgamesh
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Don't be silly - FINRA is doing yeoman's work.

They just made a monumental finding; the individual retail investor (aka GS's dumping ground for unloading offerings) should have no way to take extra risk - without finding an underregulated Ponzi Fund on their own, of course.


Seems clearing firms have had enough of the random changes and just made it 100% margin requirement (subject to unannouced increases, of course).

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:49 | 153117 bugs_
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Mary Mary quite contrary.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 17:58 | 153134 Anonymous
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You mean shapiro didnt investigate Madoff? or Cohen? or soros? or hank greenberg? or BenMosche? or Rob Rubin? Shocking. Who coulda guessed it? It takes college to figure this thing out?

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:05 | 153152 Anonymous
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Why is the Obama administration holding NONE of these people in positions of such power and influence to account?


Where is the tranparency and accountability we voted for?

Why is there one set of rules for Wall Street and another for everyone else?

We are so tired of being your cattle--

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:59 | 153432 delacroix
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obammy is in the car with them, a willing participant to the drive by on main street.

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 01:57 | 153696 Anonymous
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At this point in time I can't believe anyone would admit they voted for Obama.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:10 | 153153 Sqworl
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Foch her, with all those graft generated millions, she still a lil troll doll who moonlights as the bride of Chuckie...Just look at her?  That sizzler burnt hair, brown teeth and she smells like a backdoor skank..I hate her and hope she rots in hell..

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:07 | 153156 Sqworl
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What's the difference between FINRA and Acorn????

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:33 | 153209 Anonymous
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Different set of nuts?

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:40 | 153221 Anonymous
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You people should leave Shapiro alone. How dare you pick on her. She is entitled to endless riches cheating and stealing for the new york street hustlers.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 18:54 | 153247 Anonymous
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I swear to God this website is the only thing that keeps me sane some days.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:13 | 153286 Anonymous
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I would gladly go to europe or afghanistan to fight for shapiro. It is my honor and responsibility to fight and die for her enrichment.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 23:39 | 153611 Anonymous
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Too bad they can't swap the Wall Street and Washington crowd for the Taliban. Then we could fight the real enemies of our country, and we sure as hell wouldn't have any trouble finding 30,000 people wanting to go to Afghanistan. Shit, I'd kill anyone who tried to get in line ahead of me.

Sat, 12/05/2009 - 00:43 | 153650 wgpitts
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Fri, 12/04/2009 - 19:40 | 153335 Rollerball
Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:03 | 153365 pc_babe
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You can never pick a trud up from the clean end

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:14 | 153375 Anonymous
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Overpaid cunt.

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 20:39 | 153407 Anonymous
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i just picked this item up, i'm from England, have you guys not paid her enough? i mean she must have expenses!!

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