That syphilitic windbag David Broder writes in the Washington Post
Congress cannot afford to delay for long taking up and passing the financial bailout legislation urged by the administration.
Uh huh. Right there are two options:
2. taking up and passing the financial bailout legislation urged by the administration.
Um what about looking at alternatives? Alternatives that have some specifics, have some strategy, have some controls, and most importantly that have some intent to recover something for the taxpayer. Some equity interest in the assets. Maybe the state paying too much for a ton of bad paper is necessary to prevent the collapse of the financial system but to let the investment banking scum walk off with the profits and stick the people with the losses would have an extra sting if 5 years from now they are hired back at now solvent Investment Banks.
But no. According to Broder you either accept the vague “give the treasury secretary unlimited and undefined power to do whatever the hell he wants with roughtly 700 billion dollars, without subject to review and outside the jurisdiction of any legislative or judicial authority” or you are a do nothing “”delayer”
Well i guess that is the opposite of being the Decider
which maybe is not such a bad pace to be after all.