If your mother does not understand what you are saying then neither do you.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Yes Virginia there is no collateral.
That'll be all, Senator Sanders
SANDERS You had Geithner sign a phony asset transfer order--
SANDERS You doctored the repos.
JOHNSON Damnit Sanders!!
SANDERS I'll ask for the fourth time. You ordered--
BERNANKE You want answers?
SANDERS I think I'm entitled to them.
BERNANKE You want answers?!
SANDERS I want the truth.
BERNANKE You can't handle the truth!
(And nobody moves.)
BERNANKE (continuing) Son, we live in a world that has markets. And those markets have to be guarded by banksters with money. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Senator Bunning? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for capitalism and you curse the banksters. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: That capitalism's death, while tragic, probably saved jobs. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves jobs.
You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me at the wheel. You need me there ... We use words like 'growth','stability', 'profits'...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to audit myself for a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very guarantees I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I'd prefer you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a private sector job and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to.