posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 08:38 AM
It is rather pathetic that the way the Govt. is bailing us (banks, institutions, and soon individuals) out is of the same manner in which the crisis
was conceived. I agree that something needs to be done, but I think this is the wrong course of action.
It is similar to being "hung over". You could either:
A. Drink alot of water and let it run it's course.
B. Drink more alcohol to feel better.
The Govt. has chosen option "B". After Wall Street went on a 3 year financial "bender" with the general public supplying the drinks (from the
lending institutions open bar), we are now paying the price.
Every financial crisis is different. Many believe that the Great Depression was caused by Govt. inaction. They simply did not know how to deal with
such a huge amount of losses in such a short amount of time. Bernanke, the Chairman of the Fed, is a scholar of the Great Depression.
What makes this reccession different from those in the past is the sheer amount of corruption involved. Even after so much of it has been exposed,
it is still going on in plain view and there is nothing that is being done to stop it. In fact it is getting worse.
In a few years from now, the Govt will own most everything. Maybe not as obvious as changing G.M. to "Government Motors", but their exposure to
the liabilities of their holdings will eventually make the U.S a bad investment to foriegn investors. When this happens in full effect, there will be
no one to buy our debt. It will only be a matter of time that inflation kicks in and coupled with the aforementioned, the dollar could be replaced by
O.P.E.C as the standard of measurement for oil prices. There will be little incentive from foriegn interests anymore to keep the dollar strong.
I really hope I am wrong. I would hate to see this country that so many have sacrificed for go to the dogs. Equally, I hope the best for Obama and
his administration. They are faced with a daunting task and I really would hate to see their plans backfire. Can you imagine if it got to the point
where Obama gets impeached? April 26, 1992 a million fold.
One last thing. There is no way that this finacial situation was "created" to set the Dems up for failure. This situation has mauled personal
finance at all levels of society and the only way to benefit from it, (by shorting your holdings), would be so obvious that it would only be plausible
if "12 Jews ran the world". Then again...