Skip to comments.Wall Street giants Citigroup and Goldman Sachs issued H1N1 vaccine while America waits in line
Posted on 11/09/2009 3:12:43 PM PST by khnyny
The Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal report that Wall Street giants Citigroup and Goldman Sachs have been issued the swine flu vaccine for their "at risk" employees despite the fact that there are massive shortages of the vaccine nationwide.
The rarity of the vaccine has made it a hot commodity, one in which movers, shakers, traders, and bailout recipients now have jumped to the front of the line when it comes to what President Obama declared to be a National Emergency in late October.
Reaction to the news has been swift, fierce, and angry. Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut was quoted as saying that the "Vaccines should go to people who need them most, not people who happen to work on Wall Street." Others are angry that the firms recieved billions in bailouts in order to jumpstart the US economy and have instead chosen to invest much of the money into the stock market and reward their mismanagement masters with billions more in bonuses.
And if that was not bad enough, now the firms are getting preferential treatment when it comes to the vaccine that millions of at-risk citizens are being denied because of shortages across America. Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey was quoted as saying, "I am concerned that the distribution of the vaccine is resulting in favored treatment for the privileged."
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New Golden Rule - He who owns the Goldman makes the rules.
Any takers to the odds that they have the inside track to the administration?
They can have the shot. I don’t want it.
Wouldn’t want the congressional pay masters to die from swine flu.
even our military overseas has not been shipped the doses it needs
My kids’ pediatrician office hotline says they have no vaccine available
funny how things work when THE GOVERNMENT takes control of all supply and rations it
[funny how things work when THE GOVERNMENT takes control of all supply and rations it]
Indeed. If this was happening under President Bush, the MSM would be calling for his impeachment by now.
Here’s a link to the Wall Street Journal article:
Any stick good enough to beat a class enemy, huh?
That’s because Obama, with his pre-made megaepidemic, is trying to kill off Wall Street and put in place a Money Czar. No conspiracy.
Your posting history really leaves a lot to be desired. It appears that most of your posts are an attack on another FReeper.
I simply do not regard hatred of the rich as a conservative value, as the populist knuckledraggers have been doing lately. I recognize a class-war, leftist-radical, political loser issue when I see it. So, since the election and in fact all last year, I waged war on populist economic ignorance and class-hatred in favor of sound economics and the Republican pro-business tradition.
I'm not the one who moved. It is the populists who decided they hated American capitalism and business the minute their 401ks went south. That isn't conservatism.
I don’t believe you.
Is a mild criticism of Bernie Madoff permitted in your alternate Capitalist and Republican world Jason?
None of us want to be accused of being Bolsheviks.
Animal Farm, in living color.
Mr. JasonC sounds like a good little corporate fascist.
I hope not, since fascism requires positive results for Jason it would be, Head meet Platter.
The systemic failure he seems to represent and defend, well we could just follow the money....
Haven't heard very much from you since TARP ushered in the age of peace and plenty.
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His posts, though harsh, are well thought out and full of irrefutable facts.
Populism is a menace, just like communism. It must be stamped out. It is not a conservative value and it leads to all the things we hate - namely a net reduction in liberty and in the end tyranny.
That a FReeper is attacked for behaving like a DailyKos reader isn't a vice.
You don't get more Freudian than that.
Fascism is the first thing liberals squeal when confronted with facts refuting a poorly thought out, though popular, world view.
I dunno - kind of odd that our little rural school district has vaccines for all of the kids that want it - both the shot and the Flu Mist
Sometimes, I think you just get lucky. There is no reason why our district should have them when others dont.
It’s only right that the important people get it first. We may have to sacrifice a few lowly citizens but how else can they keep good people?
And if that was not bad enough, now the firms are getting preferential treatment when it comes to the vaccine that millions of at-risk citizens are being deniedGET OUT!
How is this determined?
I detect double speak ... (and something TOM HARTMANN would say)
Goldman Sachs is just “doing God’s work”, according to a recent interview with their CEO. (rolls eyes)
I think that cities, towns and municipalities vary in their preparedness, etc. If this vaccine shortage and lack of organization was happening under President Bush the MSM and the general “populists” who masquerade as capitalists here on FR would be calling for his impeachment already. But what have we heard regarding Obama and his administration’s gross incompetence?
If this vaccine shortage and lack of organization was happening under President Bush the MSM and the general “populists” who masquerade as capitalists here on FR would be calling for his impeachment already.Can that be described as a 'straw man' argument?
You know, paint your opponents position with ridiculous, but possible (plausable is another issue) cicumstance, then debate the proferred circumstance?
Just asking - I'm here to learn ...
Second TARP loss likely
UCBH, which accepted almost $300 million, fails
This sounds like a class warfare story floated to heap more hate upon the “evil” financial sector
At Walmart yesterday?
Are you sure it was the swine flu vaccine and not the regular flu vaccine?
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