Monday, June 27, 2011

When the fox guards the hen house
is it any wonder when the chickens come up missing?

from Mercury Rising:
That’s right: Eric Cantor, a man who has more control than all but a handful of other similarly-powerful men over whether the U.S. defaults on its debts by blocking an increase in the debt ceiling, would profit from this personally as interest rates would spike and prices would drop drastically. Even feeding the fear that this might occur could cause milder panics — and in fact has contributed to the recent huge losses the stock market has sustained.
How can this be legal? At all? Or is it, once again, perfectly okay so long as you’re a Republican?
And we the people are the chickens here: too afraid of the boogeymen politicians throw at us to figure out what's really going on. 

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