Category Archives: Phil Gramm

Act As If You’ve Won and You Have

Everyone knows the power of positive thinking – you imagine the best thing happening, you visualize it, you fill your mind with it so that it is not only real, it sort of has already happened. You make it so … Continue reading

Posted in Arguing with Conservatives, Michael Steele, Phil Gramm, Pretending You've Won, Reality and all that..., Republican Obstructionism, Republican Opposition to Stimulus Package, Republicans in the Wilderness | Leave a comment

The Skeptics Recoil

Upper management hates them, but every organization needs a worrywart – a skeptical realist. You can spend months or years planning something big and new that will transform the business into the biggest success of all time, but someone needs … Continue reading

Posted in A New RTC, Dead-Cat Bounce, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, For the Common Good, Like the Great Depression, Market Behavior, McCain, McCain's Economic Plan, Mob Psychology, Obama, Obama's Economic Plan, Objections to the Bailout, Paulson and Bernanke Fix Everything, Phil Gramm, Regulation of the Markets, Resolution Trust Corporation, Sub-Prime Crisis, The 700 Billion Bailout, The Financial System | Leave a comment

Saturday Night Fever

This has been going on for weeks, where everything happens on the weekends:   The Bush administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as … Continue reading

Posted in A Real American, Economic Crisis, Economic Meltdown, Enron Loophole, Financial Meltdown, IndyMac, Like the Great Depression, Market Behavior, Mob Psychology, Paulson and Bernanke Fix Everything, Phil Gramm, Regulation of the Markets, Resolution Trust Corporation, Short Selling, Stock Market Crash, Sub-Prime Crisis, The 700 Billion Bailout, The Big Bailout, The Financial System | Leave a comment