Do you trust Wall Street?
Reagan's "trickle down" theory didn't work. The poor are getting poorer and the 1% is getting richer.
Pyramid schemes cannot be trusted
Not any more than anything else
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.
Do you know what Wall St is?
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.
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.
have you seen the wolf of?
I only said no to this becuase if you can't trust DC you can't trust their friends.
I trust them to crash the dollar.
Market manipulation ain't no joke!
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.
These are unrelated.
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.
Actually the companies contribute equally to both parties.
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.
No freakin' way...
Funny how in this "recovery" Wall Street is booming, but wages, consumer confidence, and buying power are stagnant.
I would have FAR more faith in Wall Street if it wasn't run & regulated by government thugs.
I trust them to act out of selfish interest which is exactly what they should do
People who base their self-esteem on making money?
No, I don't trust them.
After watching the wolf of Wall Street.. Not at all
Alabama? Is your mother also your sister?
Yeah totally, I'm shooting a porno with my whole family right now actually
LOL, what an IGNORANT statement! Not a great representation of New Yorkers. :/
The funny thing is my grandparents are from New York
Lick my filthy bunghole!! Weeee!!!
Greed is good.
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.
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.
So much more than DC.
What's the difference?
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.
There is more transparency on Wall Street than there is in DC. Still trust is not a word I associate with Wall Street.
Their full time job is to manipulate money to their own benefit. Of course not.
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
Probably not but I don't know that much about how they operate.
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.
Why not? You didn't seem like you'd fall in the Democrats' anti-business, Robin Hood camp!
To those who voted yes, I have a friend who is a Nigerian prince, and he has some GREAT investment opportunities for you!
I'm sure Cuba and Venezuela would welcome you.
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.
I can't hate or like or trust a whole institution. I don't like everything that some people do there.
Yes I do
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...
... 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.
Sorry, ignore the question marks, I was trying to see if emojis worked
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.
as far as I could throw it.
Hopefully out of one of their tall buildings.
There is not too many things I trust.
Fair enough. But Wall Street >>>>> government.
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.
I trust the securities market more than banks or government by a mile. Sanford and Madoff are exceptions.
Wall Street...."It's a racket....those Wall Street guys are crooked" - Al Capone
after 2008? hell no
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.
I don't "trust" a casino either but I still like to play their games. Wall Street is gambling and they're the house...
"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.
Their greed is predictable, but the damage they cause is devastating.
It can happen.
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.
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.
Exactly. It's hilarious reading these comments. Bunch of "Robin Hood is the answer" types.
White collar bandits.
Of course not.