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Archive for September 17th, 2008

$85 billion for AIG

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2008/09/government_announces_85_billio.php

President Andrew Jackson tried to warn us about this sort of thing – unelected private money men who have too much influence on our financial system and thus on our entire society. All of this instability, loss, greed, and fraud have been occurring – under their ‘watch.’  They’re the “experts.”

Jackson hated the Bank of America. And he was wrong about a lot of things – slavery, stealing Indian lands, women’s rights – but he was spot-on about corporations and their vulturing.

Look at the power they hold now.

Paulson and Bernanke

No interest rate cut today – inflation still a possiblility, the Fed said.

Since I was skulking around my other politically flavored blog, Stars Over Washington, for financial posts and tidbits, I ran across an entry from the day before Ben Bernanke gave his first stateement as Fed chairman – written in expectation of it, in fact.

Then Hank Paulson took a demotion from Goldman-Sachs to US Secretary of the Treasury, so a few natal chart details were called for, so I nosed into Paulson’s ‘maverick’ status…and here again is a link for you with a quote on “the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations” from Thomas Jefferson closing out the post.

Something tells me Thom would be disappointed in how America has turned out on that score…

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/08/hank-paulson.html

And here’s the one about Ben’s first shout out as Fedhead…

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/02/bens-1st-fedhead-shout-out.html

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