Friday, December 16, 2011

Jon Corzine Humiliated Before Congress

Jon Corzine was back before Congress yesterday, frantically trying to explain how his lies actually meshed with the sworn testimony of Terrence Duffy, the chief executive of CME Group, who claimed that Corzine did in fact approve illegal transfers of customer funds.

What Corzine said or didn't say isn't really important; if he's lucky enough to escape sharing a jail cell with Bernie Madoff, we can at least be consoled that he'll face massive legal bills for the rest of his natural life.  And over the remainder of that lifetime we will see the haughty Corzine brought down to earth, the folly of his economic policies exposed, and the myth of liberalism as a compassionate philosophy exploded.

As it was yesterday on Capitol Hill.  Via Hot Air:

Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) mocked Corzine’s apologies and his statements that he sympathizes with MF Global customers hurt by the bankruptcy.

“What hotel are you at here in the city?” Pearce asked, repeating Corzine’s barely audible answer: “The Ritz Carlton — did I hear it correctly?”

“How many of the 36,000 clients that were defrauded have you called personally?” Pearce asked.

“None,” Corzine said.

Alluding to the fortune Corzine made as head of Goldman Sachs, Pearce asked, “Have you created a scholarship for any of the families that have been disadvantaged, people just to help them out with maybe their college funds? Yes? No?”

“Congressman, the answer is no,
Corzine said.

Is liberalism anything except a con game, redistributing the earnings of hard-working, well-meaning Americans into the pockets of devious politicians and their cronies?

Sadly, the answer is no....

 "What have you been doing lately, Jon? Playing the market with the company's money?
....Look at you. You used to be so cocky. You were going to go out and conquer the world... What are you but a warped, frustrated young man? A miserable little clerk crawling in here on your hands and knees and begging for help....."
~Mr. Potter, "It's a Wonderful Life"

Jon is going to do more than simply help bring down Barack Obama.  He's going to destroy an entire poisonous ideology, albeit one that he has profited by for his entire life.

Good things do grow out of manure piles, I suppose...

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