Dodd-Frank. “Fat cat” populist rhetoric. Voters have yet to judge whether these and other actions taken by Barack Obama against Wall Street are enough to sway their decision. But one thing has been clear all along this election cycle: Goldman Sachs, whose employees counted themselves in 2008 as Barack Obama’s top private financial supporter, have abandoned the president in droves for his re-election.
Of course they’d contribute more to the candidate who appreciates the value they add to our economy, raking in huge illusory profits that fuel their conspicuous consumption. Hey, it adds more to GDP than some poor person just buying food.