I just want the system to work.
We shall see.
There are many things that all the world is watching at the moment. and many things we're all involved in.............
Our own little dramas loom large and prevent any sort of critical eye.
Reflect on these little tidbits;
Despite (and because of) the meltdown in the value of the company, and the very public bailout at the leisure of taxpayers around the globe, the payouts to Morgan Stanley senior managers for this year (2008) is, taken together, worth more than the capitalisation of the bank.
In short, if they club together, they can buy the bank they destroyed.
And reap untold millions while people watch their pensions melt away.
And lose their houses.
And start from scratch at age 55.
The Masters of the Universe win again.
You the tax payer are helping them do it.
See what happens (and how you feel) next year when your council tax , state tax, or income tax hits your pay check.
You think this whole thing won't bite you in the ass????
If you don't already feel the pinch, you will, believe me.
It would be funny if it wasn't so bloody tragic.
The Upper-East Side embraces nationalisation of the bastion of capitalism, Wall street.
They get to keep the $1million condo.
All is well and the little people can eat cake.
It's gonna be hard to lecture the Chinese about liberalising markets from here on........
Dear me, you just couldn't make this stuff up.
There are plenty of folks who believe that this is the way it works.
The rest of us just don't understand. (But we're stuck with the bill)
The system isn't working.
I'm about to leave a 50% + tax regime and going somewhere that this isn't an option.
Does that make me feel better?
The bankers in HK are as self righteous as they are in London and NYC.
Meanwhile the drip feed of dying kids from no hope towns goes on and on....but it's now just across the bottom of the screen, never the main story.
Who's thinking about Iraq or Afghanistan now?
Four more families in the UK are as of today...... Think about what it will be like around those family Christmas tables this year.
If Obama gets elected, will it be a change we can all believe in?
Problem is for the Morgan Stanley guys, things COULD change if a Hussein gets to the White House.
Hanging chads anyone?