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Nothing personal, just business

By Owen Paine on Thursday February 16, 2006 06:07 PM

All down ... a perfect strike... all nine pins.

I'm referring of course to the Democratic members of the senate banking committee. Not a soul among 'em opposed either of the latest pair of hapless banker gumshoes Bush hopes to see join gentle Ben's Fed board.

Not much of a surprise -- they tossed nothing but cream puffs at Bernanke himself. If I'd been there I'd ask gentle Ben one question -- before storming out:

"Mister chairman, we know you love the idea of transparency. Well then, why this phoney to-do about posting an explicit inflation target -- core or otherwise? Why not put your intentions right out there so we all can see 'em? Go for the golden bell directly -- proclaim a flat-out wage-rate target. That's what it's really all about -- isn't it?"

Here's the donkey deadwood nine:

  • Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD)
  • Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)
  • Tim Johnson (D-SD)
  • Jack Reed (D-RI)
  • Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
  • Evan Bayh (D-IN)
  • Thomas R Carper (D-DE)
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
  • Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Comments (2)

Schumer is really tickin me off lately. On some issues, he tries to out-Feingold Feingold, but where the rubber hits the road, he's a Clintonite. He disgusts me.

js paine:


is exactly what u call him
"a Clintonite "

on middle eastern issues
i give him a pass
hey this is
a new york democrat senator

read the label
and beware

where chuck is vile to me
is his two ply bull shit
on the economy
one ply-ploy
he pulls his china
trade bash as if he's
industrial wage guardian
and then
when its down to the short strokes
he either
spread eagles
or joins the train job

he's a crypto homey
for the trans nats
and their financiers
a vintage gold democrat

a type with roots from before
grover cleveland stuck it to america
in the depression of 1894

the type bryan read out of the party
a dozen times...
but obviously never left

when and if wall street
figure they need him
schooom will
come thru...

and that
not his tel aviv hot line
is why he's unsafe
to have prancing around
with the feingolds
as a humanist
a civil libertarian and a pal of the wage class

he ain't one

never was

never will be

a corporate lawyer
a salamander
ready to carry wall streeets baggage

i say never let
eff around with your mind for a moment
they aren't allies in fair weather

they're betrayers in foul weather

don't let em get in to you
even once

even if they come with a
clean bill of health
from the aclu

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