In another confluence of resources, here is an opinion piece that appeared in last Sunday's edition of The Washington Post. It deals with the failure to do anything significant about the national debt, not just now but over the last several decades. What really got my attention was the opening, which referred to Bill Gross, a founder of the investment firm PIMCO and his reluctance to buy any more U.S. debt. In fact, according to the author, Gross is unloading some of his holdings in favor of bonds from other countries. It seems he worries about our commitment to do anything about the national debt.
Of course, there is a recently formed bi-partisan commission that is to address the problem. But, you know what - "been there, done that, got the t-shirt." Some will say, "Yes, but the situation is more serious now. We'll certainly take action." Perhaps. I think we will hear great statements and see wonderful posturing. These are, after all, the same people who think they can reform the financial system.
This brings me to this next item from The Indianapolis Star. (HT to Carpe Diem.) Seems to me this may be another Captain Renault moment.
What do you think?