[Guest post by DRJ]
Who were the financial winners after the Obama Administration’s first year? Here are a few I can think of:
Goldman Sachs executives earned record cash bonuses but bowed to political pressure and took the bonuses in restricted stock options instead.
Washington, D.C., and the federal government bureaucracy had a booming 2009.
Kiplinger’s top three “Best Cities” for 2009 — ranked for their “stable employment and new career opportunities” — are all heavily dependent on government jobs.
Last but not least, 2009 was lobbyists’ most profitable year.
Feel free to add more winners in the comments. I think we all know who the losers were.