Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Stephen A. Schwartzman, chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, compared his company's corporate tax increase of 15% to 35% to the invasion of Hitler. The galling thing about Schwartzman's statement is that his company exists because of the bailout, and contracts given to this investment and advisory firm. Now, he is deriding the government. Schwartzman is angry with the government when Blackstone would not exist without it. The comparison is also disturbing and grossly hyperbolic. Is Schwartzman Jewish?