03/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wall Street Pushes Back: We Deserve Our Bonuses

Getting between a broker and his bonus is like getting between a schnauzer and his lunch bowl. He may not bite you, but you are going to smell his breath.

"People come here because they want to work hard and get paid a lot for working hard," one investment banker said Friday as he wended his way, lunch bag in hand, through the World Financial Center. "I think there's a disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street."

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