From the Department of Thanks! I feel so much better now!
Paul Sullivan in The World's Greatest Newspaper (not!):
[Robert Clarfeld, president of the wealth management firm Clarfeld Financial Advisors], who manages $3 billion largely for financial services executives, takes exception to lumping all of Wall Street together. He said his clients felt that they had worked hard and honestly for their money [of course, of course and were now being unjustly judged alongside those who did not.
He is counseling clients to live their lives largely as they’ve done in the past, though in a slightly toned-down form. Mr. Clarfeld said he had taken his own advice to heart. He bought his dream car, a Jaguar XKR, before the market crash but then felt uncomfortable about it. “I didn’t like the way it made me feel but not enough that I was going to get rid of the car,” he said. So he made light of it with a vanity plate to recall better times: “PRE LEHM.”
Yep. That's a kneeslapper. Tom Joad would have loved it!
And all this agitata, just because the bankster pissed away the rent money on the ponies, and then cleaned out the joint account before heading back to the track!