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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Obama is earning this Depression

From a post by joe shmoe, Commenter at the Calculated Risk blog:

The Fed and Treasury are playing a shell game with the corpse of AIG, so as to avoid naming the counterpartiesties. The bail-out is to save the system or Europe, they claim, and because the counter-parties would be stigmatized they cannot be named.

Here is the way re-frame the issue and get out of the trap: By not naming individual major counterparties, the Fed and Treasury are stigmatizing the system itself as weak, and thus making Europe and the US into the targets to avoid rather than just a few big companies.

Bottom line: We're all stigmatized now.

Frankly, I had hoped, against hope, that Obama would somehow overcome the innate corruption of the system.

This has not been the case. He has brought onboard the same scumbag deregulators (Summers) and insiders (Geithner) that got us here, and he is continuing the Bush/Paulson practice of bailing out the Banksters. On this path, we are doomed.

I laughed like hell when morons like Hannity and his ilk started talking about the "Obama crash" right after the election - but I am no longer laughing. Obama is doing nothing about the root problem - over-leveraged, toxic banks tied together by CDS tripwires - and is instead spending us into oblivion.

Someday soon our creditors will start perceiving risk in our Treasuries; the yields they demand to roll our debt will increase - and it will be game over. The cost of servicing our debt will destroy us.

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About Me

I'm a 57 year old geek. I voted Democratic for 20 years, because I disliked the Republicans more. But now, nobody really speaks for me. I'm for Guns, for more correct government regulation of the financial world, against illegal immigration and amnesty. (in 2008 I ended up voting Republican - too many questions about Obama, and voting against anybody who voted for TARP 1.) In 2010 I voted a stright republican ticket because the Democrats have completely lost their minds.