Billionaire financier and Home Depot founder Ken Langone guest-hosted Bloomberg TV’s “Market Makers” today and discussed the U.S. economy, the Obama administration, generational theft, along with Wall Street banks and director pay.
On generational theft: “I like to get a bunch of old geezers in the room and say, you’re on an island with your grandchild. You have one meal left. One of you is going to starve to death. What are you as a grandfather going to do? Everyone says, I give the food to my grandchild. They are not doing that now. We are not doing that now.”
On the Obama administration: “I think the administration, I’m sorry to say, is anti-business. I don’t know, I can’t prove it, my opinion — my gut says, ‘if you’re a business man, we don’t like you.'”
On Jamie Dimon: “I love Jamie. As a person. I know him well personally. He’s probably the finest CEO across any business in America and probably in the world.”
On bank director pay: “First of all, I’m a serial over payer. Ask Elliott Spitzer. That is why he came after me. I won. I beat him bad.” “I think the administration, I’m sorry to say, is anti-business.
source: BLOOMBERG TELEVISION