Hindsight is always 20/20 but it has become apparent that Geithner’s preoccupation with the the Big Bank’s and Wall Street’s welfare has come at a steep price for the average American. I wish that Mr. Goolsbee and Ms. Romer had had more of President Obama’s ear. I really think that their vision of how to tackle our number one problem from the beginning, unemployment, would have made a big difference in alleviating the economic suffering of the middle class. Big Banks shouldn’t have been the sole focus of the bail out, the states should have been supported also. That would have also paved the way for a better recovery.
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A democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner was in the news for days because a close up photo of a man in his underwear was tweeted to a young woman (21 years old) from his personal twitter account. Now this is stupid enough on its own, however Congressman Weiner managed to find a way to make it even more stupid. He denied that the tweet was from him and he blamed a hacker for the incident. He spun it as he was the victim of a hacker conspiracy.
Of course the inevitable happens, he is actually to blame for the sending of tasteless photos and very poor judgement. The subsequent press conference where he breaks down in tears, apologizes to his constituents, his wife, friends and colleagues.
I commented on this on the Huffington Post, you can read it. I posted it yesterday. I expressed my anger at Congressman Weiner, not for his poor judgement and his tasteless use of social media, but rather for his lying about it. I gave him the benefit of the doubt and really believed that he wasn’t that sort of person. The lies covering up his actions made it much worse. If he had owned up to his stupid behavior I wouldn’t have been angry, I would have been sad for him and hoped that he would seek counseling. The lies made this the stupidest thing this week, in my opinion.
I'm a coward and so incapable of confrontation that the only thing I think I would be capable of doing would be to make myself annoyingly in the way where hopefully I would serve as a deterrent and the thief would put the items back so they wouldn't get caught.