Thank you Mr. Economist. Your sources please.

  • I listened to that show when it originally aired, so thanks for the link. I've been looking for it. Did anyone say these weren't bad guys? This IS NOT about bailing out the bad guys. This is about dealing with the credit squeeze before we enter an economic death spiral. If that is the medicine necessary, or even the only medicine we can get, and if we're truly as sick as it seems, then so what if it collaterally bails out those guys. We should have been punishing them before; we can in the future, but right now, the only question is what will happen if we don't do this.

  • Did you do that talking like Palin, or Fey? :-)

  • does not mean I want to be represented by someone who acts like them.

  • comment on a post Disturbing e-mail jokes about Obamas' deaths over 5 years ago

    You've just given it a much bigger audience.

  • comment on a post Dems Blowing it (including Obama) on Bailout Bill over 5 years ago

    "Obama doesn't seem to realize having an actual economic crisis is good for him."

    Ya. That's what I want. A President who puts his short term political interests above the country.

  • comment on a post middle-brow Brokaw never was a GREAT journalist. over 5 years ago

    however, useless, unintelligent, and uninformed it may be.

  • comment on a post Please Forgive My Absence. I have (personal) news. over 5 years ago

  • comment on a post Obama: Get on board America over 5 years ago

    one might expect that if you're going to attack the Democratic nominee, even if you're the site's owner, that you should have data to back up your attacks, some alternative solution, and perhaps some objective discussion. Just a thought.

  • comment on a post Bailout Fails...CREDIT EASES!!! over 5 years ago

    You have no idea if credit has eased. The stock market gyrations give little idea of the availability of credit. In all likelihood the availability of credit is worse than it was two days ago. There is not a single good measure of this that I've heard of.

    You make the mistake of many in thinking that the rise and fall of the stock market is the problem. It is not. It is a reaction to an underlying problem.

  • comment on a post Emergency Surgery over 5 years ago

    Some sort of parable? This can't be real.

  • on a comment on A Big, Bipartisan "NO!" over 5 years ago

    I don't know the total answers to the questions, but I know enough to know your answers are wrong.

    Yes, some financial institutions will take a big hit, and it's many more than your answer implies. These high risk investment vehicles are quite wide spread. Why? Because they could. I laugh at the Republicans who today said that the problem isn't capitalism. It's greed. Ya right. The essence of capitalism is greed. It's what makes it work.

    So the initial damage will be widespread, and because these financial institutions are be all and end all do everything companies, damage to the economy will be extreme. With no available credit, many businesses that had no original sin are going to fold. The question is, how bad is it going to get.

    As for the bailout only helping the gamblers. You have no evidence of that.

    But, your solution seems to be to just let it ride and see what happens. Life is going to get very interesting in the next few months.

  • comment on a post A Big, Bipartisan "NO!" over 5 years ago

    Are the consequences of doing nothing disastrous as has been claimed?

    Does the bailout help?

    If the answer to those two questions are yes, then it doesn't matter if the crooks are protected. It's a side effect and should be handled in different legislation.

    I don't know the answers to the two questions.

  • The fact is that Nader knows his effect on elections and does it anyway. He knows, or should, that he is responsible for Bush being President, and yet he runs again. He does this because he's addicted to the attention, and he justifies it by pretending there's no difference between Bush vs. Gore, or McCain vs. Obama, and that makes him a dangerous fool.

  • comment on a post "Eat a Turd, Troll" over 5 years ago

    The reality is that there is nothing, NOTHING, more important to moving forward progressive causes than making sure our next President is Barack Obama and NOT John McCain. Want to fantasize that a far far left candidate will someday be president. Go right ahead, but most of us are far more interested in getting something done than in taking some non-bending supposedly idealogically pure stand.


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