This Is an Emergency…

Here are some of the thoughts going through my mind as this financial crisis obtains (and which is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “Wall Street bull”):

·         I am reminded of nothing so much as the run-up to the Iraq war, when we were stampeded by dire predictions and images of “mushroom clouds.” The "boy who cried wolf" keeps coming to mind.

·         This is the administration that has signed on to the idea of “reducing” the Federal government to a Wallstreetbull_3 size where they can “drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” What better way to do that than to bankrupt it?

·         Aren’t the people who are "fixing this" the same people who got us into the mess in the first place?

·         I sure as hell don’t think any of the executives who drove these institutions into the ditch should get anything like a Golden Parachute as they go out the door. In fact, I think there ought to be a decidedly punitive aspect to this (for them), and hundreds of these greedy, grabby, dishonest and disingenuous people ought to pay back some of the money they got on the way into the ditch.

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