This is more than disappointing. In fact, it fills me with a sense of despair. ... It’s as if the president were determined to confirm the growing perception that he and his economic team are out of touch, that their economic vision is clouded by excessively close ties to Wall Street. ...
- Paul "Keynes is God" Krugman, NY Times, March 22, 2009
Given his statist world view I would normally appreciate anything that would make Krugman "despair". Unfortunately I share this despair.
Obama appears bought, paid for, and owned by Wall Street and its avaricious grand sorcerers (esp. sorcerer central : Goldman Sachs) who made millions and billions for themselves concocting a complete financial mirage, the collapse of which threatens bringing our country to its knees, or worse, if we are not already there.
Now Obama has these wizards "in charge" of the economy, with a seamless flawless continuation of a Treasury Department brought to you by and in service of the scions of Goldman Sachs.
No one can say they weren't on notice, including Krugman. Obama took gobs of campaign cash from this crowd. Krugman wants government to be the master of the universe. Obama is showing Krugman and all of us who the real masters of the universe are, and how they are the real masters of our government.
Krugman refers to "growing perceptions" that Obama is excessively close to Wall Street. Hey Krugman where the hell have you been? (Oh that's right, with your head in the sand of leftist ga-ga government salvation world).
It's not perception. It's reality.
Nonetheless, the degree to which Obama has so quickly and affirmatively sold out to the highly-concentrated financier and banker class has even the most skeptical of Obama critics (and the most delusional of Obama worshippers) taken at least a bit by surprise.
Big finance and big government, married in one fell swoop, with a dowry fleeced right out of America's back pocket.
Obama's answer : 'You're doing a heckuva job, Timmy.'