Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The greed of Wall St. and the Banks have put US second to China

The headline news today is from Paul Volcker. Here's some excerpts from Bloomberg's article:

Volcker Says China’s Rise Highlights Relative U.S. Decline
By James Tyson and Michael McKee

Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker said the rise of China and other emerging economies has underscored a decline in the comparative economic and intellectual leadership of the U.S.

“I don’t know how we accommodate ourselves to it,” Volcker, an economic adviser to President Barack Obama, said in an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose taped yesterday in New York. “You cannot be dependent upon these countries for three to four trillion dollars of your debt and think that they’re going to be passive observers of whatever you do.”

The former Fed chairman also said unemployment at 9.7 percent will slow the pace of recovery from the U.S. recession as Americans default on mortgages and consumer loans. Moreover, commercial real estate loans are likely to cause further losses for banks.

“This recovery will be slower,” he said. “We can’t just pump up consumption and pump up housing again.”

Most of the people who did this to America were leaders in the financial system of our country and they have ultimately relegated our country to a more diminished place in the world economically. Yes, we still have strong Military power, but eventually this sellout of our way of life because of their greed will affect Military spending too. We have no other choice. We're broke while the wealthiest of Americans participated in this scam on America. They were supposed to be so smart, but couldn't they have seen derivatives produced no real products for consumers or really added any substantive assets to our country. It was all just paper (money) and it made our real wealth disappear as we have now nothing but debt and we owe it all to China.

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Blogger Minneloushe said...

Absolutely agree with you, Charles. And our people are fed Bread and the Circus, daily. Mais où sont les neiges d'antan ?

We are still getting killed on TZA. Everyone is drunk, I think.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Charles Amico said...

Agree my friend. TZA can't go much lower so hopefully we will start to see this move up.

However, I noticed when the Consumer Confidence number came in lower in Sept. (53.1 vs 54.5 for Aug) that the market dropped from being up about 25 to down 40 in all but a minute. Then a buy order came in and just drove it up into the green again. To me it proves once again tis market is being manipulated by the excess Fed money pumped into firms like Goldman Sachs. They will not let the market drop at all costs. And believe me it is costing us plenty. I have a fairer game in Vegas as I know the odds of each game. In the market no one knows the odds, but believe me they are stacked plenty against us.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Minneloushe said...

Well, I got 200 more TZA in my main account, making my average now under 25.00 for 1000 shares. Would be nice to come out ahead sometime on this. I also bought 300 TZA in a separate account, so for now at least I'm actually a little ahead on that tiny buy. I'm trying at the same time to slowly build up cash, if and when I can sell some things.

Beacon is holding above 70 cents, which is a hopeful sign.

And I'm listening to Francis Cabrel.

Best regards. / jw

5:32 PM  

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