Either we:

  1. Shred the regulatory state and enable actual capitalism
  2. Tell the Federal Reserve to pack sand and to restore the safety of capital by “allowing” the market pricing mechanism to function:
  • mark financial assets to actual market prices, not to self-serving fantasy accounting estimates
  • claw back bailout money anywhere and everywhere it might be
  • close insolvent banks
  • prosecute rampant bank / Wall Street fraud
  • “allow” people to work for themselves by actually “allow”ing them to keep what they produce;  Imagine!  How Radical!

Or, the forces of division will win, getting us fighting harder and harder among ourselves, fomenting class warfare.  It’s going to get boiling-lava hot:


The republicans are playing the “Are you better off than 4 years ago?” card in an effort to get their banker boy Romney elected. Top contributors:

Goldman Sachs $676,080
JPMorgan Chase & Co $520,299
Morgan Stanley $513,647
Bank of America $510,728
Credit Suisse Group $427,560
Citigroup Inc $363,015
Barclays $349,400
Wells Fargo $320,025
Kirkland & Ellis $309,042
Deloitte LLP $286,110
PricewaterhouseCoopers $266,650
UBS AG $259,200
HIG Capital $220,495
Blackstone Group $219,525
Bain Capital $172,500
Elliott Management $172,475
General Electric $158,800
Ernst & Young $156,425
Marriott International $154,837
Bain & Co $145,800


For their part, the Obamanites are still blaming Bush.

Top contributors, 2008 presidential cycle:

University of California $1,648,685
Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
Harvard University $878,164
Microsoft Corp $852,167
Google Inc $814,540
JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
Citigroup Inc $736,771
Time Warner $624,618
Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
Stanford University $595,716
National Amusements Inc $563,798
WilmerHale LLP $550,668
Columbia University $547,852
Skadden, Arps et al $543,539
UBS AG $532,674
IBM Corp $532,372
General Electric $529,855
US Government $513,308
Morgan Stanley $512,232
Latham & Watkins $503,295