John Ransom

Cwontheweb wrote: HEY: Townhall dummies... this site is owned and operated by your natural enemies... and they try to keep you fighting over welfare for workers who cannot afford to live on the wages paid by offshoring gangsters... multi national thieves... and robber barons. OF course they defend Chase, Dimon, all the boys on Wall St... this site is there to teach you that the gansters are the good guys... and the $7 an hour worker is the enemy...dum dum dum.;.... there will never EVER be another Republican president until and unless the GOP becomes the party of MAIN ST -- AGAINST the demons of Wall st,.The Feds Continue to Pick on JP Morgan

Dear Comrade Con,

The site is owned and operated by whose natural enemies?

I’d be very surprised if you even know who owns and operates the Townhall site or any of the affiliated sites.

I actually don’t always defend Jamie Dimon and the rest of the crew on Wall Street. I just support their right to not be shaken-down by DC politicos. And never once have the people who run this company ever told me to tailor my columns to do anything but reflect my own views.

And I have pretty strong views.

When it was revealed that at the height of the financial crisis at Fannie Mae, the secretary of the Treasury, Republican Hank Paulson-- and former chairman of Goldman Sachs-- stopped by some Wall Street offices and shared with traders his plan to have the government seize the assets of Fannie Mae, while he was publicly telling investors and the press the opposite, I called for an investigation.

That’s inside dealing and if it wasn’t illegal, it was certainly wrong.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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