Goldman's Jim O'Neill "Go On President Obama And Congress; Give Us A Nice Pleasant Summer Surprise!"

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jmc8888's picture

Yep, by banksters, for banksters.

Of course fusion won't happen, we give all our money that comes from banks TO banks.


If that changes....via Glass-Steagall...we have a chance.

Cancel the fraudulent debt.  Don't cut, print, or tax to pay it off (as more in increasing numbers gets added on behalf of same banks)

trav7777's picture

Bill Clitton's #1 priority was a balanced budget??  GTFO here

falak pema's picture

Bill clitoris? Like Spiraled Goat?

Bard's picture

Any panic tomorrow? I wanna buy some stocks with 10% discount then reinvest it in gold.

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Yes, panic buying most likely

Pool Shark's picture



"Go on Jim O'Neill and Goldman Sachs; DIAF!"


CrashisOptimistic's picture

The most likely scenario is trading algorithms will continue to evaluate the eroding GDP as cause to believe corporate earnings will not meet their S&P $95/sh target, and thus with a constant P/E, equities must continue to slide.

The debt ceiling increase has not been the major player this week.  GDP has been.

takeaction's picture

PLease let VXX go past 28 so I can get out.  LOL

knukles's picture

Oh, Go Fuck Yourself.

LetThemEatCake's picture

It seems to me the market had already reacted to a likely deal on Friday with bonds rallying, stocks falling three quarters of a percent and PMs trotting along after all the angst pre-market.

Byte Me's picture

So let me see if I have this straight.

Goldman are financial advisers to off-world entities, probably including Jabba the Hutt and Gharlane of Eddore.

EXHIBIT A -- Jackass O'Neill has finally flipped out on his own crapulence.


Sledge's picture

Offworld and URANUS....Goldman's there!!!

johnconnor's picture

It doesn't matter what they do, is only a matter of time before World War 3 and Skynet taking over the world

Sledge's picture

WW III = Cold War...War on present. Skynet?  Isn't that your smart phone?

Troy Ounce's picture



Bet O'Neill did not tell the Isrealis he's a financial terrorist

Dismal Scientist's picture

Schoolboy writing, in a horrible self congratulatory tone. There are better Jims out there.

Sledge's picture






Cassandra Syndrome's picture


But, but Asia opens soon.... What do we do?! I'm scared, please save us Lord Obama.....


By 1 vote I beleive it was blocked. Lovely.

Sledge's picture

it needed 60 votes to pass. pretty bad.

Jim B's picture

I had to turn the news off, Durbin and McCain were hamming it up for the camera with big smiles acting like duchebags... The real deal will be announced later...  


Theater of the stupid! 

Mike2756's picture

One is borderline senile and the other is from another planet.

Chuck Walla's picture

God, I cannot tell the diff between those two most days. One had some honor once, the other never did and never will.  Progressivism rules.

Iam_Silverman's picture


OK, so who voted "Present"?

Goatboy's picture

AntiSec is no longer interesting to ZH staff?

Bob's picture

Give us a nice pleasant summer surprise?  Would that be waking up as a bankster and finding that Obama already started your blow job while you slept?

It's a bankster's life!

knukles's picture

"I managed to sneak in a helicopter ride over to Jerusalem before I left."

Now that's spiritually balanced. 
Really.  The head of an Investment Management firm jets all over the world and writes diatribes such as this to whom?
Not the folks for whom he's paid to manage money...................

No fucking wonder there are articles about senior management and client's concerns about GSAM's performance and loss of assets under management.
Mayhaps a bit of focus?

whiskeyjim's picture

When I was in my early teens, I used to pour over album liner notes hoping to glean deep and wonderful secrets to the meaning of life and living from the philospher song writers that I revered and cherished. Then I figured out they were just druggie kids that could spin a tune.

When I was in my early twenties, I used to power over investment publication from Wall Street hoping to glean deep and wonderful secrets about macro trends and how the world economies worked. Then I figured out they were just coked up financial managers that mostly never managed a real company or labored in a free market in their whole life.

When I was in my early thirties, I used to read the Fed publications hoping to glean an understanding of the macroeconomic models by the brain trusts that set interest policy for the world. Then I figured out their models sucked, that macroeconomic theory is a lot like a religion, and that they in fact have really no idea WTF they are doing, but they are controlling interest rates and printing money.

I'm not sure why it took me so many decades to figure out that there is no brain trust that people can rely on. But I've been a strong proponent of flatter hierarchies and free markets ever since.

Amish Hacker's picture

Yes, after just a few minutes in Jerusalem's airspace, all the political and religious complexities of the last forty centuries were made clear: 

"From above, you can see so much of the history and controversy below."

Jim O'Neill should compare notes with G.W. Bush, who became an expert on post-Katrina New Orleans with a single flyover in Air Force One. His stunning insight:

 "it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." 

Ghordius's picture

LOL! And he does not explain why he was "not allowed" to go there... Perhaps he really is like Dubya?

oogs66's picture

That line just struck me as wrong in so many ways

MFL8240's picture

Yes, I agree with the scumbag from Goldman but, I would add this, make our summer great by resigning immediately Mr. President you are a failure.

whiskeyjim's picture

Two observations as I read this post:

  1. There was no market calamity in 1995 when the government shut down twice while they debated budgets. In fact the players were identical. What is different now that inspires so much Chicken Little rhetoric, other than an MSM that has lost all sense of rationality in its support of Progressive thought? One can argue that given the size of the debt, markets now require a more significantly austere budget than a passing nod to our structural bankruptcy, or one can argue (wrongly IMHO) that markets are still looking for more stimulative budgets. But one can not argue both at the same time, which Mr. O'Neill seems to be doing.
  2. The whole piece screams the message that this man is so accustomed to the idea that elites 'manage' and control economies (over the little people) that if you put him in charge of say, a $500million company on Main Street, he would not have a clue what to do. These folks wouldn't know what to do in a free market if it bit him in the face. Even the concept that government would eventually get out of the way in any country, is completely foreign to him, or that they are working on the symptom rather than the disease.

It is all really quite depressing.

whiskeyjim's picture

There is one more message in that piece:

You the reader are cool. I am really, really fucking cool. And we are living really cool lives that make a huge difference. I write these articles with a down home diary feel so that you can vicariously read just how cool I am. And I took a helicopter ride over Jerusalem, and it was so cool!

TSA Thug's picture

Thanks gang for the awesome Goldman piece. Jim is one of my favorites. I'm touched to hear that his visit to Israel was a good one. Anyone who has been there will undoubtedly say the same(unless you're a stinking Arab).

Mazel Tov Jim!

When I went through basic training I was taught some basic greetings and customs from Israel.


--You WILL Obey!

gwar5's picture



Let's hope O'Neill is just being sarcastic. One thing's for sure, he's not really worried about anything.

GCT's picture

The Senate killed the deal again.  Getting out the popcorn and soda.  This is turning out to be a first class comedy!

molecool's picture

Regarding cold fusion: anyone here heard of Rossi's e-cat? It's not really cold fusion - rather it's a low energy nuclear reaction without needing radioactive isotopes. I have been sceptically following this for six months now and believe that it could actually have a chance of being real. Google e-cat and Rossi for more info - unless of course you readily dismiss anything non-fossil or non-nuclear as a hoax.

brew's picture


The circus in Washington over the debt ceiling is beyond laughable - it is dysfunction times 100.  The extreme factions of the left and right have been doing what they do best...create gridlock.  Raise taxes on the wealthy!  We can't cut Social Security and Medicare!  Raise the debt ceiling and spend more!  Truly, the President, the House and the Senate are unfit to govern...period.

The American public has let this go on far too long.  We continually send the same-old, same-old back to Washington to continually do nothing.  Their actions are very transparent to me. Instead of doing something right today that may be unpopular with the people, we'll pass it on to the next administration and congress thereby insuring re-election.  Obama ran on the premise of change in Washington.  How's that been going Barak?

If this latest round of political theater doesn't get people off their fat asses to seek out true public servants to vote for, nothing will.  My votes in 2012 will be to send them all packing.


slewie the pi-rat's picture

very clever of jim to pretend to dissociate and not notice

i wonder whatever could they have meant by that funny about praying at the wailing wall for "sanity" for the US? 

and what would jim like, here? 

sounds like christmas in august, to slewie...

ho, ho Hooo...

PulauHantu29's picture

Make my day! I have so much in oil, GLD and SLV that I am lookin gforward to another Quadrillion Injection of Fed Mega-$$$$ into the system.

Many analysts predict $2,500 gold and $220 I understand why. There is no will to control spending before the next election in 2012.

falak pema's picture

where is the deal? Is it a deal or not a deal...will it be or not be for an ephemereal period of a few months....vanishing mirage...oh, we had such a deal once...

Atomizer's picture

29 July 2011 The Smurfs ring the NYSE Opening Bell

Someone needs to continue the agenda to trick the masses. The bullshit is getting harder to hide by the day.

The Communist Smurfs


chump666's picture

What an idiot.

USD tanks and yeilds go up, this butnuts rally will be a flatline fizzle.  Soon Goldman when the SHTF, we short your running to the goverment, ok?

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