Comments on: There’s no way to hedge politics http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MattFan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/#comment-28675 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:27:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6370#comment-28675 And now Obama is a movie star? He is in a movie–called “Stock Shock.” … exposing greedy hedge funds and market manipulation. Even though the movie mostly focuses on Sirius XM stock being naked short sold to hell, I liked it because it shows the dark side of Wall Street. DVD is everywhere for sale or rent but cheaper at www.stockshockmovie.com

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By: Holmes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/#comment-28670 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 03:35:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6370#comment-28670 It’s incredibly disappointing that such a fragile economy has been further challenged by spiteful politics. Mr. Obama’s rhetoric will not help the middle-class of this country, as he so seeks. Set aside Wall Street; threatening the pursuit of profit (by limiting proprietary trading) in a Capitalist economic system will not help Main Street one bit. If the “Volcker Rule” passes whole, as Mr. Obama envisages, I would not be surprised to see credit contract further.

Mr. Obama is an actor and his movie is “Seeking a Second Term at All Costs.”

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By: todnwth http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/#comment-28669 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:52:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6370#comment-28669 Bernanke will be confirmed with votes to spare. The financial institutions will keep the pressure on the republicans to save them from having to be accountable to the people and country.

The republicans will all they can to give the financial institutions all they want with a bonus. Just like the 5 so called supreme court judges gave the foreigners the rigth to be involed with as much money as they want in electoral system——I wonder how they got our of middle school much less college.

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By: jborrow http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/#comment-28666 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:34:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6370#comment-28666 bernanke is just a symptom of the incoherence of a president that lost his way sometime ago in the ronald reagan theme park. but, bernanke should understand that he serves obama’s and the country’s best interest by resigning. however, people who live in the closed off power worlds that bernankies do, see themselves and what they’ve done as the things ‘great men’ do. they can never feel the outrage of the trampled masses they view from an indifferent distance. my guess is, bernanke will have to be pushed out. wonder if obama will understand why?

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By: IntoTheTardis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2010/01/26/theres-no-way-to-hedge-politics/#comment-28664 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:58:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=6370#comment-28664 Obama is now looking at the very real possibility of being a one-term president. Whether this would be fair or not is not the question (after all, George Bush, Jr. was given a second term and he could hardly be rated as anything more than poor/fair). Obama needs to show the American electorate that he’s not the worst of all possible worlds — just another manipulative, conniving politician and a disengaged academic who views all social and economic problems dispassionately. Cutting his ties with the failed policies of the past may require him to dump Bernanke. I think it would be politically advantageous if he did so. He owes Bernanke nothing. He was Bush’s man, after all. This might tell the American people what they want to hear: we are not wedded to the failed ideas of the last dozen years and we are not caught in the vortex of precipitous economic decline. We can’t go back to the way we’ve done things in the past. The clock is ticking on all of our lives. Obama must be proactive. If not, he’ll be known as the black man who couldn’t cut it. And that would be a tragedy on so many levels.

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