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US top banker blasts “political gridlock” and says it is “almost embarrassment” to be a US citizen

Saturday, July 15th 2017 - 08:31 UTC
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JP Morgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon condemned the state of US politics on Friday, saying political gridlock is hurting the US economy, and called Americans must “get our act together” or risk limiting themselves to 1.5% to 2% growth. Read full article


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  • Marti Llazo

    It must be a terrible embarrassment to be a “top banker.” Or was that “top wanker”?

    Jul 15th, 2017 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • imoyaro

    He's obviously one of their “Top Men”...

    Jul 15th, 2017 - 08:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • pisco

    Why doesn't Jamie Dimon address the Trump's family obession with selling out the US to their Russian friends? It seems that he feels that quick money, for the few, should triumph over the dismantling of American democracy and the demolishing of the longstanding safety net for the free world. I wish that the US government hadn't bailed out that bastard!

    Jul 16th, 2017 - 02:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Capt Rockhopper

    The Gridlock would be lifted if the democrats would simply accept that they lost and get on with doing their jobs instead of concentrating on trying to bring down the elected president and government.

    Jul 16th, 2017 - 07:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    The Republicans have the presidency and a majority in both houses. The fact people are blaming the Democrats for current failures of the US government is both pathetic and absurd.

    Jul 16th, 2017 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    The problem is too many people are profiting from the shameful state of affairs. The GOP are scared to risk losing power and the money from far-right donors to run for office again. The Democrats are receiving record donations just flooding in. The media is making a mint from running the stories. The only people who should be a consideration - the American citizens - are ignored.

    I wonder when the full extent of Trump's money laundering for the Russian oligarchs is irrefutably proven if there will be the will to do anything about it. The best hope is that Trump resigns. Apparently he swings from wanting out to loving the spotlight.

    Jul 16th, 2017 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Cloon

    One of the main reasons that Trump has been elected is because the Obama administration refused to investigate and prosecute the banksters that brought us the great recession. Instead they actually bailed them out. So if US citizenship is not good enough for this Wall St. jerk then let him renounce it.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 08:49 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • ElaineB

    @ Cloon

    That was not one of the main reasons at all.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Captain Poppy

    Every now and again I return for a quick read. Same old same old. However, I do think the Cloon and Rockhopper should have a drink.

    Trump is bringing himself down. Now one in the USA is challenging Trump's legitimacy as being elected. However, they are concerned about Putin's hand up Trumps ass and the concern of democratic destabilization. Trump is intellectually challenged and his ego keeps him way over his head.

    More troubling is that the GOP is so power greedy and they refuse to state the obvious. While this is a short term disaster for the USA and her allies, at the end of the day, the GOP is shot off both feet. Though I must admit I never thought that 33% of the voting pubic was outright imbeciles.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Kipper

    Haven't you been paying attention? HRC is challenging Trump's legitimacy.

    Nobody gives a damn about the “allies”.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • ElaineB

    @ Captain Poppy

    The smoking gun is there, the bullet casing and the DNA confirms the guilty but still the GOP is frozen. With Trumps approval rating the worst of any president in 70 years, I think the GOP are not seeing the opportunity. If they pretend self-sacrifice to dump Trump they may yet win the support of the majority of Republican supporters, even the middle ground voters.

    There is no hope for the nut-jobs that support Trump no matter how disgusting he is but the other caught up in the sound-bites from the snake oil salesman can be brought to their senses.

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 07:18 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • pisco

    Trump was elected by just 70,000 votes from three states, where selected precincts were inundated by Russian, fabricated stories, demeaning Clinton. Consequently, those state electorial votes gave Trump his false victory!

    So, thanks to Kushner who probably delivered the goods to the Russians, (or was it some fat person in a bed),

    Jul 17th, 2017 - 10:23 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Captain Poppy

    I started my military career with Carter, well, technically Ford, but he was not elected so he does not count. At any rate, I thought Carter was one of the worst presidents, man was I wrong!.

    The GOP is not satisfied until they have shot off every tow. Aside from stealing the SCOTUS seat and reversing EO's, they have accomplished nothing! Also, I've said this for decades, addressing healthcare insurance is not reforming and fixing healthcare.

    No the Jersey whale is claiming the Russian meeting was illegal. Trump is burning many bridges, soon the only one left will be in Siberia.

    Jul 18th, 2017 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • pisco

    Captain Poppy, you are correct. If he stays till 2020 our country will never be the same.

    I too thought President Carter was a waste, and like you, how wrong I was. In my case, I was a Republican at that time. That should explain a lot. I voted for the pre-Trumpie, Nixon, because my unit was the first he pulled out of that fiasco, Vietnam.

    Jul 18th, 2017 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Marti Llazo

    If Dimon wishes to know what true embarrassment could be, he should try passing himself off as an argentine.

    Jul 18th, 2017 - 10:19 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Kipper


    Trump has a high approval rating from within the Republican Party. Until that changes there is no “importunity”.

    Jul 20th, 2017 - 03:18 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Captain Poppy

    One thing republicans have going for them, loyalty. However they are loyal to a fault and weakness. Sticking with this imbecile is humanities latest puzzle.

    I voted for Bush 43 one of two times. While I agreed with some and rejected other policies, at least he was mostly presidential and affable. Trump is a despicable human being, rotten to the core and most every word that comes out of his mouth is lies......even when you hold up something he previously stated, he still's pathological. Just like the June Trump tower meeting tat never happened, then it happened but not Trump people, then Trump surrogates, then Russians.....then, then....then. He's a pathological liar right up until they are locking the door. This deplorable human accepts no responsibility whatsoever. One must ask, what type of a person believes that they never make mistakes and are infallible? He has more in common with Kim Jung Un then he realizes.

    Jul 20th, 2017 - 03:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • pisco

    I could be wrong but I think that Trumpie knows when he is lying. He does it everyday to create a kind of chaos for each situation. He scares some politicians or government officials off, by doing this, because those people understand that he could just as readily lie about them. The lies also are for his base who are lost souls. Just like in third world countries, we have citizens who want to believe, so they believe. Finally, our President understands that by telling and repeating so many lies, no one can keep up with them.

    Jul 20th, 2017 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • :o))

    For MANY, it is extremely difficult to understand that DT's “Political Ambitions” are just limited to the extent of Making Hay While the Sun [SON?] Shines and make a Quick-Buck for himself and for his conglomerate/s. Funny, isn't it?

    He sees VP not as his adversary but as a potential ally or a “could-be” Business-Associate. Afterall, VP is a MULTI-Billionaire while DT is not “yet”!

    When he was a candidate and now as a president; DT has VERY clearly shown his “inclination” [and a highly protective approach] towards Russia for THIS VERY SPECIFIC reason.

    So WHY is it SO difficult to understand DT?

    Also; he is an “expert” in the Reality Show!

    1º: Has everyone forgotten, how a lot of propaganda was made when the US bombed a tiny & dilapidated Syrian Airport with no less than 60 - SIXTY - Tomahawk Missiles and still WITHIN 24 hours, the same airport was “operational”!
    2º: Also, has EVERYONE forgotten the [jaw] Muscle-Flexing and his vicious attack [VERBAL; Of Course!] on N. Korea; while they are launching missiles after missiles?

    If THIS is not a part of a “Reality-Show”; it is a cruel joke on the intelligence of the masses.

    Jul 21st, 2017 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    “Mr. Dimon said it was “almost an embarrassment” to be an American citizen at the moment.”

    One of few business people to openly express what many U.S. citizens probably feel right now.

    Dimon also mentioned to have been in Argentina among other countries.

    “...every single one of those countries understands that practical policies to promote business growth is good for the average citizens...,” he said.

    “And somehow in the great American free enterprise system, we no longer get it.”

    However, I see our distinguished commentator Martillazo did not read the entire post and thought it practical to take another cheap short at Argentines.

    As usual, Martillazo being as clever and subtle as a hammer blow.

    Jul 21st, 2017 - 04:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    ” ....great American free enterprise system, we no longer get it.”

    Annual per capita GDP

    USA $57,300

    Estonia $27,500

    Kazakhstan $25,700

    Chile $24,000

    Uruguay $20,300

    Argentina $20,200

    If Reekie wishes to know what true embarrassment could be, he should try passing himself off as an argentine.

    Jul 21st, 2017 - 07:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Anyone who has ever worked with numbers knows and understand that stats alone are like “tits on a bull”. They may look great, but wheres the milk?

    Everything is relative.

    Jul 24th, 2017 - 03:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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