the vicious unproductive

Outrageous! Would there be enough lamposts to hang them all!

That’s not the cry of economic downturn. That’s economic undertow.

While the banking industry joins Republicans in criticizing the administration for instituting stronger regulations, Wall Street is simultaneously lobbying for Fannie and Freddie to be formally merged into the government and automatically refinancing millions of home loans to help stimulate the economy, er, pad their profits.