Antagoniste


20 février 2009

Pompier-pyromane Économie En Vidéos États-Unis Récession

Cette semaine, Barack Obama fait pleuvoir des milliards de dollars sur l’économie américaine pour restaurer la confiance des consommateurs. Résultats, l’indice Dow Jones est à son plus bas niveau depuis 6 ans. Voici comment un peut expliquer ce paradoxe:

Les politiciens veulent adopter des plans de relance pour restaurer la confiance des consommateurs.

Mais pour que ces plans de relance soient acceptés de la population, les politiciens sont obligés de mener une campagne de peur.

Bref, pour faire adopter un plan de relance, il faut faire peur aux gens. Plus on fait peur aux gens, moins ils ont confiance. Moins ils ont confiance, plus les politiciens veulent faire adopter de nouveaux plans de relance…

Un cercle vicieux qui nous coûtera très cher…

Soit on pose l’avion dans la rivière Hudson, soit on s’écrase en plein milieu de New York en tentant de rejoindre l’aéroport.


20 février 2009

Est-ce le commencement ? Économie En Chiffres États-Unis Récession

Inflation

Wolesale inflation surged unexpectedly in January, according to the Labor Department. Wholesale prices jumped 0.8% last month, the biggest gain since July and well above the 0.2% increase that economists expected.

The acceleration was led by a 3.7% surge in energy prices. Gasoline prices jumped 15%, the biggest gain in 14 months. Even outside the volatile food and energy sectors, wholesale prices showed a bigger-than-expected increase, rising 0.4%.


20 février 2009

Abus de confiance États-Unis Hétu Watch Revue de presse

Politico

The White House’s missing documents
Politico

In his first weeks in office, President Barack Obama shut down his predecessor’s system for reviewing regulations, realigned and expanded two key White House policymaking bodies and extended economic sanctions against parties to the conflict in the African nation of Cote D’Ivoire. Despite the intense scrutiny a president gets just after the inauguration, Obama managed to take all these actions with nary a mention from the White House press corps.

The moves escaped notice because they were never announced by the White House Press Office and were never placed on the White House web site. They came to light only because the official paperwork was transmitted to the Federal Register, a dense daily compendium of regulatory actions and other formal notices prepared by the National Archives. They were published there several days after the fact.

Such notices were routinely released by the White House press office during prior administrations — making their omission all the more unusual given Obama’s oft-repeated pledges of openness.