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BrianJ Florida
06/15/14 5:19 pm

Reagan's "trickle down" theory didn't work. The poor are getting poorer and the 1% is getting richer.

06/13/14 4:03 pm

Pyramid schemes cannot be trusted

Ivyra Earth
06/12/14 8:14 pm

Not any more than anything else

06/12/14 4:15 pm

I trust Wall Street less than Wash DC. Both are after power, but WS is greedy self interest at others expense, while at least DC (R and D) purports to be thinking about bettering the American community.

06/15/14 12:35 pm

I view WS as a symbol for all of the shady brokers, inside traders, greedy CEOs, days traders, and other who care only about quick wins for themselves, instead of true investment and entrepeneurship leading to benefit for all, owners and workers.

06/15/14 12:41 pm

What is the name for scheme in which only gain is by getting more people to buy into something funding the promised gains of those who purchased earlier, ponzi. No "real" value to stock anymore, only the promise someone will pay more in the furture.

bradbp Washington
06/12/14 9:46 am

I only said no to this becuase if you can't trust DC you can't trust their friends.

06/12/14 7:17 am

I trust them to crash the dollar.

darthezu Philly
06/12/14 3:54 am

Market manipulation ain't no joke!

06/12/14 3:13 am

40% of our GDP comes from people like them so I can't really be too bitter about it. But I do think that the people on WallStreet need to be more careful. After the housing market crashed I'm not sure how people will react the next time.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/12/14 1:14 am

To Republicans voting no ... they're our party's biggest donor. So if you're that economically populist, maybe become a socially conservative Democrat? Many still exist.

tgrinhi12 Baton Rouge, LA
06/15/14 9:30 am

Actually the companies contribute equally to both parties.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/15/14 2:46 pm

Even if that's true, Democrats have been the economically populist party forever and they continue to do so. A bunch of people trying to demonize good businessmen to a crowd of hicks do not belong in the Party of Lincoln.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
06/11/14 11:28 pm

Funny how in this "recovery" Wall Street is booming, but wages, consumer confidence, and buying power are stagnant.

Alex619 California
06/11/14 11:21 pm

I would have FAR more faith in Wall Street if it wasn't run & regulated by government thugs.

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
06/11/14 11:20 pm

I trust them to act out of selfish interest which is exactly what they should do

trav Instagram, travisdover
06/11/14 11:15 pm

People who base their self-esteem on making money?

No, I don't trust them.

omega Alabama
06/11/14 9:51 pm

After watching the wolf of Wall Street.. Not at all

06/11/14 10:10 pm

Alabama? Is your mother also your sister?

omega Alabama
06/11/14 10:43 pm

Yeah totally, I'm shooting a porno with my whole family right now actually

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/12/14 1:09 am

LOL, what an IGNORANT statement! Not a great representation of New Yorkers. :/

omega Alabama
06/12/14 2:50 pm

The funny thing is my grandparents are from New York

06/11/14 9:43 pm

Lick my filthy bunghole!! Weeee!!!

06/11/14 9:41 pm

Greed is good.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 9:25 pm

Not for a second. I don't think there is almost anyone working there that wouldn't do just about anything illegal if they thought it would make them money and they wouldn't get caught.

htcbump Florida
06/11/14 9:10 pm

I buy and sell stocks frequently and all has been fair and above board. I am sure there are bastards but they haven't got me yet.

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/11/14 9:09 pm

So much more than DC.

ant07 AL
06/17/14 3:37 am

What's the difference?

bnnt Los Angeles
06/11/14 9:07 pm

Swindlers. Just like unions heads and multi-nationals with politicians in their pockets.

It still irks me about the banking crisis- we bailed them out, none went to jail. And then they go back to their old ways.

cato Santa Barbara, California
06/11/14 9:05 pm

There is more transparency on Wall Street than there is in DC. Still trust is not a word I associate with Wall Street.

FalloutBoy97 Ohio
06/11/14 8:52 pm

Their full time job is to manipulate money to their own benefit. Of course not.

TrojanMan Los Angeles
06/11/14 8:48 pm

What is their to trust? It's just the product of corporations that operate out of it. Corporations need to change if Wall Street needs to change, all that happens at NYSE is the selling of stocks determined by the corporations success outside NYSE

debob texas
06/11/14 8:36 pm

Probably not but I don't know that much about how they operate.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
06/11/14 8:22 pm

Yes. I trust the fact that they are entirely motivated by self-interest and accumulating as much money as they possibly can for themselves, and damn the consequences.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/12/14 1:11 am

Why not? You didn't seem like you'd fall in the Democrats' anti-business, Robin Hood camp!

veritas1 Panda
06/11/14 7:39 pm

To those who voted yes, I have a friend who is a Nigerian prince, and he has some GREAT investment opportunities for you!

06/11/14 8:05 pm

I'm sure Cuba and Venezuela would welcome you.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
06/11/14 8:33 pm

If their interests align with your own they are the most trust worthy ally you can find; as you know they will do WHATEVER it takes to ensure their interests are served.
If your interests don't align they will cut your throat.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/11/14 7:38 pm

I can't hate or like or trust a whole institution. I don't like everything that some people do there.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/11/14 7:23 pm

Wall Street isn't a united entity. They're people and businessmen who have been quite successful. They're demonized unjustly. Like any field, without proper regulations there will be temptation to cheat. Key word: like any field. Democrats...

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/11/14 7:24 pm

... act like Wall Street is responsible for the world's problems, and that's unfair. Populism is, 99% of the time, the dumb approach to the world.

TrojanMan Los Angeles
06/11/14 8:49 pm

Sorry, ignore the question marks, I was trying to see if emojis worked

dudley northern Virginia woods
06/11/14 7:21 pm

Unlike our government Wall Street cannot make up its own rules. But they have better lawyers. So, I think they are probably more trustworthy because more of them are in jail.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/11/14 7:21 pm

as far as I could throw it.

Hopefully out of one of their tall buildings.

political Georgia
06/11/14 7:21 pm

There is not too many things I trust.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/11/14 7:26 pm

Fair enough. But Wall Street >>>>> government.

political Georgia
06/11/14 7:28 pm

I don't trust the government! We complain about Wall Street, but I don't hear too many people complain about their freedom to invest.

htcbump Florida
06/11/14 9:14 pm

I trust the securities market more than banks or government by a mile. Sanford and Madoff are exceptions.

06/11/14 7:21 pm

Wall Street...."It's a racket....those Wall Street guys are crooked" - Al Capone

yepnope Maryland
06/11/14 7:15 pm

after 2008? hell no

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/11/14 7:29 pm

The ensuing legislation went too far and made things worse. This legislation was championed by Democrats. No one is blameless in the 2008/2009 crises.

dakota04 Chicago
06/11/14 7:09 pm

I don't "trust" a casino either but I still like to play their games. Wall Street is gambling and they're the house...

tidford My little piece of heaven
06/11/14 7:02 pm

"Wall Street" isn't a single entity, it's a catchall phrase covering lots of people, some good some not.

Also, trust them to do what? Honestly evaluate the market? I trust them more than the media yapping about them or the slugs in DC.

06/11/14 7:02 pm

Their greed is predictable, but the damage they cause is devastating.

06/11/14 6:59 pm

No way! I know people who work on Wall Street. They're charming and intelligent but I wouldn't trust them to run a lemonade stand.

06/11/14 6:58 pm

Yes of course they are some of the best and brightest people and the foundation for the modern capitalist system.
FYI I don't work for a bank.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/11/14 7:25 pm

Exactly. It's hilarious reading these comments. Bunch of "Robin Hood is the answer" types.

biscuit711 Coventry, RI.
06/11/14 6:56 pm

White collar bandits.

06/11/14 6:51 pm

Of course not.