by Yvonne Michelle
Michael Corkery recently reported in the Wall Street Journal article, "Oakland Angles for An Exit," that Goldman Sachs is edging toward generosity. According to Corkery:
People involved in the negotiations say that the bank is willing to give - a little. Goldman has offered to lower the city's termination costs by more than $100,000 and spread out the payments over several years, the people said. "The bank is trying to be a good corporate citizen," one of these people said.
While the identities of these people are indistinct, one can't help but to be amused by the pitiful olive branch Goldman Sachs reportedly extended to the City of Oakland. They'll discount a whopping $100,000 from the millions of dollars that we shouldn't be paying for a bond that no longer exists? Really? They're graciously offering to refinance the payments so that the City of Oakland is tied to them for an even longer period of time beyond 2021? Aww. As the Church Lady would say....
Dana Carvey of Saturday Night Live