The Raw Story | Obama blasts 'shameful' Wall Street bonuses The president's ire was sparked when he read a newspaper article detailing the 18.4 billion dollars in bonuses racked up by Wall Street firms last year, even as stock markets plunged and the economy slumped towards a recession. "That is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful, and part of what we are going to need is for the folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint and show some discipline and show some sense of responsibility," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. Meet the New Boss......exactly the opposite of the old boss. (anyone recall Bush's "Wall Street got drunk" comments????) clear out GITMO for these white collar thieves.