-Are you spending as usual?
-Have you stopped spending?
-Have you bought anything non-essential that cost more than $200 in the past week?
-Where is your money? (One account, many accounts?) Were you concerned if it was insured?
-Are you spending on any big projects around the home?
-How freaked out are you, if at all?
The week of headlines was bad enough, but THIS is pretty sobering, too:
WASHINGTON — It was a room full of people who rarely hold their tongues. But as the Fed chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, laid out the potentially devastating ramifications of the financial crisis before congressional leaders on Thursday night, there was a stunned silence at first.
As Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, put it Friday morning on the ABC program “Good Morning America,” the congressional leaders were told “that we’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system, with all the implications here at home and globally.”
Mr. Schumer added, “History was sort of hanging over it, like this was a moment.”
When Mr. Schumer described the meeting as “somber,” Mr. Dodd cut in. “Somber doesn’t begin to justify the words,” he said. “We have never heard language like this.”
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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