I can hardly make sense of it anymore.
Things seem to be spiraling faster and faster circling around a black hole of an energy drain.
Trouble in River City my friends.
I had my dad insist tonight there was a deal, but there’s not nor is there any indication that this one is a good one-
It’s not $700 billion in a lump (a made up number anyway). It’s subject to legislative and judicial review. It’s punitive in terms of executive compensation. It will purchase equity except that most of it won’t.
Or so people say, but they’re the same people who said things were ok in the first place so why should I trust them?
Krugman is mildly in favor, Sirota thinks it’s a sellout. Pelosi is peddling that there isn’t enough discipline among House Democrats and who knows? I don’t think I’d vote for it. Calls are said to be running 100 to 1 against. It is a Republican policy meltdown and is correctly labeled that way in public perception.
Notable items on my agenda that are missing or unclear is where is the attempt to shore up the underlying asset rather than the 40x leveraged derivative? I think that would be a heck of a lot cheaper. And why do you want to maximize buy in? This is not fucking flood insurance.
I don’t get the urgency either. The fact is that given our actual economic activity we ought to be trading 2000 points lower and it will happen sooner or later. Forty days is going to change things a lot.
Or not. It’s very disappointing to hear dial backs in the urgent program of public works and infrastructure projects including green energy. How come we’re not spending an Iraq Occupation on them?
And Chinese me no Chinese, someone who owes you a billion or 2 is a thief, a trillion or 14 a valued customer.
Or in for a penny in for a pound and as any fool knows a pint is a pound the world around and if you’ve ever paid $2.50 for a beer you know how true this is.