Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Top Bankster After Chemotherapy: I'm Fine, The Economy is Fine

In his first interview since his cancer diagnosis and treatment, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein told CNBC's "Squawk Box" the U.S. economy is not going off the rails.

 "I'm generally sanguine. We muddle through. I think some of this is an overreaction to the overreaction of assets being so swollen, he said.

It's difficult to navigate these "hard, difficult markets," but that's the role of Goldman's risk management, Blankfein said. "Not To pharaphase 'The Godfather,' but this is the life we chose."

Blankfein also talked about battling cancer. He said he's feeling "pretty good" after undergoing "like 600 hours of chemo" over the last few months.

"From the moment I got the diagnosis, I went about it and dealt with it. I was able to handle the meds pretty well," he said.

Blankfein said he's done with his prescribed chemotherapy at this time. "I'm not reeling from the disease. I'm probably cured of the disease. Right now I'm trying to deal with the cure; dealing with the chemo solution."



  1. So this puts you an Lloyd in the same boat. Economy is no head to the stock market.

    1. There's a difference between saying that Fed money pumping will keep the stock market bubble inflating and that the economy is doing "fine".

  2. "I'm not reeling from the disease. I'm probably cured of the disease."
    This is a completely ignorant statement about cancer. You're never cure of it. It is a metabolic issue. Cell division has gone awry. Until you get to the root of why that happened and purge all the genetically mutated cells after you've corrected it, you've still got cancer. Chemotherapy in and of itself, depending on what the nature of your cancer was, can itself cause cancer. It is poison, plain and simple. It kills good cells with bad, and therefore compromises your immune system's ability to destroy cell mutations that it knows how to destroy. Add radiation to the mix and that can actually create cell mutations along with your immune system not being able to destroy them.

    Allopathic Cancer Treatment is by its nature, an oxymoron.

    I point this out because he knows as much about the economy as he does about cancer based on what comes out of his mouth.

  3. I've come to be less angry at the banksters/crony capitalists, and more angry about the overall philosophy of governance. The intellectuals and politicians have given us this neo-mercantilist system.

  4. HaHa! Well done.

    When you said that, I immediately thought of this scene: