There was even more Goldman outrage Wednesday, when the US government released images of its new $100 bill, which will start to circulate from February, 2011.
The bill has several new anti-forgery features, including a blue 3-D security ribbon on the front. But it's the image on the front that has caused uproar, as Ben Franklin's picture has been replaced by none other than that of Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein (see image to the right - press on the magnifying glass to enlarge).
One US government insider told Here Is The City: 'This is just another example of Goldman's nefarious influence. The firm has a former executive in a very senior position over at The Bureau of Engraving & Printing, and it's quite clear what has happened'.
A White House spokesperson said: 'We admit the timing here could have been better, but this change has been planned for some time. We categorically deny that Goldman Sachs in any way influenced our decision to sanction the picture of Lloyd Blankfein's head for the new $100 bill'.