February 19, 2010

Obama heads in the absolute wrong direction!

Sir Tom Braithwaite reports “Obama to renew call for stricter capital levels” February 19. This is just what the US, and the world, least need now.

Allowing the private banks to help out the economy by lowering their capital requirements now, even at the risk of more bailouts tomorrow, is much better than having government bureaucrats do the lending or decide on fiscal spending.

A dollar spent by a bureaucrat is a tax dollar spent but a dollar lent by a banker does not necessarily mean a future tax dollar spent and this is what anyone concerned with a fiscal deficit should know by now.