The White House chief of staff’s office is down the hall from the Oval. And in it is a FAT CAT.
Bill Daley was unfortunately forced to reveal that he deep pocketed more than $15 million in bonuses, salary and pensions last year from JP Morgan, which in case President Obama hadn’t noticed IS A BANK.
And now we know why Daley quit and came to the White House. Because last April, President Obama said, “At some point, you’ve made enough money.”
And Daley said, “Gosh, I just couldn’t stop myself until I heard Obama’s words. But now I’ll stop making money because I’ve got enough!”
Daley is in a special Fat Cat Recovery Program at George Washington University Hospital, just down the street from the White House. He’s joined there by OMB Director Jack Lew, who earned $1.1 million in 2008 at Citgroup; and Senior Adviser David Plouffe, who made $2 million doing “consulting” and whatever all these political types do when they step outside government for a year or two to set themselves up for the good life.