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Hedge Fund Manager Sends Obama a Big [Expletive deleted by Mod] You Letter
NY Mag/The Lid ^ | 5/6/09 | The Lid

Posted on 05/06/2009 4:37:08 PM PDT by Shellybenoit

Clifford Asness, the brains behind the $9 Billion Dollar hedge fund, AQR Capital Management, isn't involved in the Chrysler mess, but he was appalled by Obama's treatment of his colleagues, so he had to make a stand. He wrote this letter which appears below to President Obama, defending the non-Tarp Chrysler investors and his industry in general. A copy of the letter has been making the "rounds" within the investment community, and finally landed in New York Mag. The letter is a well-reasoned, strongly worded "F**K You to the President. Something tells me that Mr. Asness is going to have a major IRS audit very soon. Read the letter below:

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: asness; bho; chairmanmaobama; chrysler; fubo; hedgefunds; maobama; obama

1 posted on 05/06/2009 4:37:08 PM PDT by Shellybenoit
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To: Shellybenoit

Ya know, I have to wonder if some of this guy’s drive comes from his determination to overcome the teasing he MUST have endured over his last name.

2 posted on 05/06/2009 4:44:23 PM PDT by Little Pig (Is it time for "Cowboys and Islamofanatics" yet?)
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To: Shellybenoit

Oh Oh the Carville Smear Machine is gonna come after this guy.

3 posted on 05/06/2009 4:51:16 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Shellybenoit

I like the ending: “I’m ready for my personalized tax rate now.”

4 posted on 05/06/2009 4:53:23 PM PDT by Campion ("President Barack Obama" is an anagram for "An Arab-backed Imposter")
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To: Shellybenoit

As time goes by, others in America are going to wake up and find their cajones to speak out as well.

Could get loud, eventually.

5 posted on 05/06/2009 4:57:42 PM PDT by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: Shellybenoit


6 posted on 05/06/2009 5:00:16 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Little Pig

Kramer is the Assman!:

7 posted on 05/06/2009 5:09:33 PM PDT by Third Person (0bama is a Little Lebowski Urban Achiever)
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To: Shellybenoit

“Shaking down lenders for the benefit of political donors is recycled corruption and abuse of power.”

Good on him!!! Courage my friend!!!!! There are people out here rooting you guys and gals on.

This is so so wrong, there are no words....

We were talking this morning at work, and the subject of what is going on came up. I told my fellow co-workers that I loved my country more than anything...God, Country and Family, and how heartbroken I am....then I broke down and cried.

They really did not know how to respond...I said I was sorry I am just so upset at what is happening to our beloved country...

8 posted on 05/06/2009 7:07:09 PM PDT by waxer1 ( "The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson)
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To: Shellybenoit

“The TARP recipients had no choice but to go along. The hedge funds were singled out only because they are unpopular, not because they behaved any differently from any other ethical manager of other people’s money. The President’s comments here are backwards and libelous. Yet, somehow I don’t think the hedge funds will be following ACORN’s lead and trucking in a bunch of paid professional protestors soon. Hedge funds really need a community organizer.

This is America. We have a free enterprise system that has worked spectacularly for us for two hundred plus years. When it fails it fixes itself. Most importantly, it is not an owned lackey of the oval office to be scolded for disobedience by the President.

I am ready for my “personalized” tax rate now.”

I like this guy. I could also use some of his money but, more power to him!

9 posted on 05/06/2009 7:09:31 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: StAntKnee
What's baffling to me is that left and right, rich and, uh, not so rich are all being crossed by this mistake of a president.

Our enemies are now embraced as our new friends. Our allies are being shut out or at least, insulted.

This president (and his willing band of cohorts) are not so subtlety making this once great nation a joke — economically, politically and diplomatically.

Is this really happening?

10 posted on 05/06/2009 7:38:09 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (I love -- and miss -- the republic I grew up in: America.)
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To: FatherFig1o155

Very well done... posted it on my tweet

11 posted on 05/06/2009 11:39:56 PM PDT by djl_sa (Looking forward to 2012!)
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12 posted on 05/06/2009 11:59:01 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Ask His forgiveness. Don't wait.)
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To: All

This guy just wrecked his career and likely his finances.

Shmo’s like Joe the Plumber get castigated in the press. People with money get ruined financially.

Congrats to this brave thinker indeed. But good luck.

13 posted on 05/07/2009 12:15:29 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: Shellybenoit

Who in their right mind will EVER buy corporate bonds in the US again after this? I know I won’t. I won’t invest in government paper either. There are no rules, no law, just naked power. Welcome to the Third World.

14 posted on 05/07/2009 12:20:47 AM PDT by Kozak (e)
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To: Kozak
You're not alone in your thoughts, though others are limiting it to corporations with unions and underfunded pension funds.
15 posted on 05/20/2009 9:27:28 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT -
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