By Ben Cohen
The leaked Obama plan to rescue the banks has Krugman up in arms. He writes:
The Obama administration is now completely wedded to the idea that
there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with the financial system — that
what we’re facing is the equivalent of a run on an essentially sound
put it, there are no bad assets, only misunderstood assets. And if we
get investors to understand that toxic waste is really, truly worth
much more than anyone is willing to pay for it, all our problems will
I hope to God Obama and Geithner come up with something better than this. The impression that Wall St and Washington are working to conspire against the people is stronger than ever, and nothing short of dramatic action will quell the fear. And that means putting Wall St in its place with more than testy language. It means action.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.