The Devil's in the Details but they don't matter when You've already followed him to Hell
There goes twelve years of gain. This debacle could have been avoided with a dramatic, 25% across the board tax cut with commensurate spending cuts. There is enough pork to accomplish this. Everyone is announcing lay-offs to try to stop the bleeding; where’s the announcement that the IRS will be laying off a percentage of its workforce? If you’ve ever called them to try to fix any of their screw ups, I don’t need to tell you that most of them are useless “dead weight”.
Marketwatch featured a column today referring to this market as a “Darwinian Market”. This isn’t a Darwinian market nor is this a traditional correction. It is more like a Marxist or Stalinist market and the bottom could be zero at the rate this "home grown" economic terrorism is playing out.
I was listening to a Fox News panel this evening as Mara Liasson was critiquing this administration. She was being slightly objective. Her criticism of Obama and Geithner was that they didn't elucidate upon the details as promised because they didn't know what they were themselves. She concluded that "Wall Street" simply "doesn't like uncertainty". I completely disagree with the overall premise. It is true that Wall has never liked uncertainty; however, it is quite erroneous to assert that Wall Street will suddenly be pumped with confidence when Obama and Geithner get more specific on how the bailouts are going to work.
I think the market got the picture late last week when the Obamunist Manifesto was released in its fancy blue book form proclaiming "the new era of responsibility". They say the "Devil's in the details" but details don't matter once the Devil has taken you to hell. The market doesn't like Marxism - no matter how lucid the prospectus.
As a student of market history going back as far as the "South Sea bubble" of the 18th century and the "tulip bulb craze" of 17th century Holland, having been a financial professional through peaks and troughs, I used to have confidence in the market. There was an invariable "reversion to the mean" to which astute investors could look forward.
We have our own Bolshevik revolution taking place. The key ingredient of capitalism is in the process of being eliminated from our equity markets overnight.
What did these people EXPECT would result from stacking the deck with tax cheat scoundrels like the one running the Treasury and plundering the responsible people of this country to bailout the deadbeats????
The Boomers and X’ers have failed. Overcome by selfishness, they have failed as parents by allowing the government school teachers, Ward Churchill and Hollywood to raise their children. All of the sudden, they are in college idolizing communists murderers like Che Guevara and electing Barack Hussein Obama.