Election Day Tuesday And Bailout Wednesday

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Mural by Elihu Vedder; 1896

And, Bailout Wednesday is read “Quantitative Easing II,” also known as printing money. 

Basically the FED creates money out of nothing and then buys assets from institutions.  Some, if not most, of these purchases may consist of distressed assets (market value is meaningfully below book value).  Taxpayers are awfully generous to enable banks and other financial institutions to indirectly dump their bad assets on them.

To wit, taxpayers are so generous they even elect their representatives and politicians who are backed by financial institutions and other lobbyists.  Fortunately, there are unlimited campaign contributions to help determine the best politicians money can buy (see link below):

Who Owns Congress? A Campaign Cash Seating Chart 

Nevertheless, in developed nations, there is a saying that a people deserves its politicians; or, the politicians are a reflection of their people.


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3 thoughts on “Election Day Tuesday And Bailout Wednesday”

  1. there are 3 members in senate who didn’t raise money. Who are they? Only Democrats and Republicans raised corporate money – other parties don’t seem to work for lobbyists, banks and lawyers. Hmm.

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