Friday, February 20, 2009

the stupidity of the stimulus bill

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and what would you expect from a room full of greedy stock traders?

Now that Wall Street has been taken care of, fuck "Main Street", right?

Zoooma!! said...

Stock traders are greedy? Often it's not about Charlie Sheen Wall Street greed...

it's about trying to make a few bucks more for the people who have invested for their future and/or for their children's future. Wall Street isn't all about millionaires. Regular American workers have money in stocks. The more Wall Street dips, the more money we lose.

It would be nice if investors had more (some?!) faith in what the president and our government is doing.

Anonymous said...

My remark was directed at Santelli - did he question rewarding bad behavior in reference to the Wall Street FRAUD that put so many regualr American workers in this situation? No mention of a website to poll citizens to determine a yes/no consensus to paying for any investment bankers' mistakes (which had to cover MANY mortgages with several extra bathrooms - keeping with his example).

(As I said in a previous post, I've lost 90% of my 401k since 2002 - I understand the point you make, and the impact on my retirement, etc. is not good.)

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
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