Oh Really?

I’m sure Henry Paulson is a bright guy, but you’d never know it from some of his public statements.  Here’s what he said today according to FoxNews:

“There are always difficulties during periods such as this. There may be more bumps in the road,” Paulson said in a statement to reporters at the conclusion of the meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors.

Duh.

After meeting with the world’s top financial guru’s, the people who are supposedly in charge of their respective countrys’ economies, that’s the best he can come up with?  Anyone who’s read a paper, seen 10 minutes of TV news, or even glanced at the front pages of the NY Times, CNN, FoxNews, ABC News, USA Today, or Google News knows this drivel.

“There may be more bumps in the road.”  Way to go out on a limb Hank.  Do you think you could be bothered to actually say something pertinent next time?  Or should we expect more enlightenment like this from you in the future?

The complete incompetence of this administration continues to astound me.  I’m basically a libertarian, so I don’t want the federal government to actually do anything about the current financial mess, but I do expect them to know what’s going on, and to make statements that give us peons a clue as to what they’re thinking – that way we can prepare for the inevitable mess they’ll make of the situation.

I say inevitable, because they can’t help themselves.  The government is basically powerless to do anything constructive to repair the mess they helped to create – but that won’t keep them from passing a bunch of stupid, worthless, costly laws that we’ll all need to spend time and money on in order to make sure we’re in compliance.

I’m talking about the current financial mess, but you could apply the same statement “The government is basically powerless to do anything constructive to repair the mess they helped to create – but that won’t keep them from passing a bunch of stupid, worthless, costly laws that we’ll all need to spend time and money on in order to make sure we’re in compliance.” to damn near anything the federal government touches.

Wow – I just quoted myself one sentence after I wrote it.  That must be some kind of record….

Anyway, thanks for the warm fuzzies Hank.  You displayed your awesome intellect with your statement today, and I’l glad that you think there “MAY be more bumps in the road.”   Good stuff, you ought to pass that line onto Bush, as it would sound even more profound coming from his mouth.

gk

 

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