…and has issued a missive of her own in response to the hedge fund manger’s open letter to President Obama:



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  1. Posted by PermaGuestII | November 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Return address:
    c/o J. Jones
    Jonestown, West Demarara

  2. Posted by Texashedge | November 30, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    "These men are not your friends and they do not come to you with their advice out of good will. They are wolves in sheep's clothing"

    Well, I guess I am wearing a wool suit today.

  3. Posted by Spanishmoon | November 30, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    If they only had mailboxes on golf courses…….

  4. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    Serious question – When do we get to assign some of the blame for the current economic mess on the current administration and current congress? BO has been in office for almost 3 years, at some point this does become his problem, right?

  5. Posted by 1 of the Bobs | November 30, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    First off, Chicago is a mess. Second, this pride you speak of? Obviously the ganja talking, so no real need to address that, should wear off in the morning and return when you get high again. Lastly, all this so called "President" has done is run for re-election and pander to his base, as well as the ignorant jackals that infest DC and the media. Anyone who thinks they are better off today than they were 3 years ago is likely certifiable, or a communist hippie piece of shit willing to say anything to get Obama re-elected. Motives examined. Sickened by the current condition of political discourse.

  6. Posted by Nick Dixon | November 30, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Fking Hippies

  7. Posted by Middle of the road | November 30, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Leon Cooperman was a major backer of Obama in 2008. The hysterical reaction says more about Obama and his supporters than it does about anything else.

  8. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    "the hysterical reaction says more about Obama's supporters [ex: Cooperman, Loeb, etc] who got their feelings hurt when the term 'fat cats' was used ONCE than it does about anything else."

    Fixed it for you.

  9. Posted by guest | November 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM
  10. Posted by bluehorseshoe | November 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Dear The 99 Percent,


    -Matt Levine, Future CFA Exam-taker

  11. Posted by Relax_FromDirtyDirtyHarry | November 30, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Serious answer – Ladies and Gentlemen, and CFA’s, there’s nobody to blame. Deregulation to reRegulation, in parallel to emerging markets, alongside religious fanaticism, with a side-order enviromental disaster films, is nothing unusual. The arbitrary you bought, got paid for, got laid with, used to dispell daterape accusations, was only an arbitrary. If you survived that, you’ll survive these Exciting Times!

  12. Posted by early_hominid | November 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Almost makes Cooperman seem sane and reasonable.

  13. Posted by Propane Trader | November 30, 2011 at 5:44 PM

    No shit.

  14. Posted by Citicorp Shareholder | November 30, 2011 at 6:02 PM

    If I read this correctly, someone out there has been appointed to speak for 99% of the US population. And that 99% is impressed with the job the President has done. Either that, or someone out there is a jerk who isn't significant enough to put his/her own name on a letter expressing his/her own personal opinion.

  15. Posted by The 56 Percent | November 30, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    I would venture to say that if your "successful businesses were closed … because banks wouldnt' lend you any more money" … then you probably are not clear on what it means to have a successful business.

  16. Posted by I'm a Dude | November 30, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    yea, these billionaires got really insulted when BHO hurt their feelings.
    that must be why they told Obama to piss off

  17. Posted by Sherlock H. | November 30, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    Ive figured out who wrote this letter. obviously was the teleprompter.

  18. Posted by Guest | November 30, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    If the letter is from “the 99%” then why is Obama’s approval rating only 43%? With that kind of math I guess they’d all say they have 12-inch c*cks, too.

  19. Posted by Max | November 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Cooperman wrote:

    "When I joined Goldman Sachs following graduation from Columbia University’s business school, I had no money in the bank, a negative net worth, a National Defense Education Act student loan to repay and a six-month-old child (not to mention his mother, my wife of now 47 years) to support.
    I had a successful, near-25-year run at Goldman, which I left 20 years ago to start a private investment firm.But as a taxpaying businessman with a weekly payroll to meet and more than a passing familiarity with the ways of both Wall Street and Washington, I do feel justified in asking you: Is the tone of the current debate really constructive?"

  20. Posted by Max | November 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Considering what Goldman Sachs did to the American economy- something that has not only destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Americans and constrain the potential prosperity for the next generation, let me give Mr. Cooperman a hale and hearty "Go F*ck Your Mother" for his letter and his opinions.

    Goldman got off writing a check to the SEC that didn't barely affect them, and this c&cks&cker complains about "atmosphere?"

    F^ck him. F^ck him good and long. Its a pity that no one will ever enjoy the opportunity Cooperman had that he now lords on all of us as his own doing.There are no "self made men." There are only just societies that provide the opportunity for people of drive and ambition to take advantage of them- something that Goldman destroyed.

  21. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    Did they run out of your meds in Zucatti Park? Or did you come over here from InfoWars?

  22. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Nope wrong. If born in America you have a right to a job, a right to a house, a right to healthcare, and if you start a business, a right to infinite credit regardless of the condition of your ability to pay it back.

  23. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Dude relax. Golman's a bunch of shysters but they didn't ruin the economy intentionally or otherwise. Also, isn't getting mad at a guy who left Goldman 20 years ago for things you claim they did to the economy over the past 3 years a bit disconnected?

    Calm the fuck down and see a dermatologist about getting that "GS sux" tatoo removed.

  24. Posted by Guest | December 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    I think this guy is pissed because he made it all the way to round 47 then got dropped for refusing to do the baby elephant walk.

  25. Posted by guest | December 1, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    No he is pissed because there was no baby elephant walk

  26. Posted by Max | December 2, 2011 at 11:19 PM

    "Didn't intentionally destroy?" Gee. I guess you missed the part in the 17 books written about the crisis that had Goldman selling crap mortgages around the world to all of those money center banks, after some connivance from the rating agencies, and then shorted the crap for their own account.

    What a swell bunch of folks, dedicated to the kind of capital formation that makes America great!

    Screw you.

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    Dear 99 Percent:

    Some idiot has gotten hold of your stationery.

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