President Barack Obama said he doesn’t “begrudge” the $17 million bonus awarded to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon or the $9 million issued to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, noting that some athletes take home more pay.
“I know both those guys; they are very savvy businessmen,” Obama said in the interview yesterday in the Oval Office with Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which will appear on newsstands Friday. “I, like most of the American people, don’t begrudge people success or wealth. That is part of the free- market system.”
Begrudge? Hell, the Obama Administration gave multi-million dollar packages to the bureaucrats running bankrupt government agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
UPDATE: ABC News: Obama doesn't begrudge an "obscene" and "shameful" "outrage."