Yay. The heat wave is over. This is big news because the air conditioner in my office is broken. It’s a room air conditioner and I have had the devil’s own time getting it fixed. The room has immense windows but the breeze that comes in on a hot day is nowhere near as good as the A/C. Why can’t I find anyone to repair or replace it? I thought we were in a Depression with lots of skilled men and women suffering and looking for jobs. I guess they are not in my neighborhood.
I did have one man, a Russian, come over and give me a stupendous estimate. I need it so I agreed. He never showed up or called back. Probably getting a big super-charged unemployment check, so why bother working? The whole idea that we pay men and women not to work without requiring even the slightest evidence that they need the money is such a bad idea it boggles my mind. Of course, if a family is in straits, they need help from the rest of us. But to be just shoving hundreds of billions out the door without regard to whether it’s needed. . . . I guess I’m just stupid but I don’t get it.
Meanwhile, just between us girls, I think the Trump administration is doing a great job warding off economic catastrophe (with some considerable waste, as noted ). They are keeping the financial wheels turning, pumping money in where needed. They help with the banks, with the non-banks, with every nook and cranny that needs solvency. They have learned all of the lessons of the Great Depression and the Great Recession perfectly.
I once almost ran over Steve Mnuchin in front of the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel because he walked in front of my moving car without looking while he was intently talking on his cell phone. I am awfully glad I slammed on my brakes, because Secretary Mnuchin is as good a Treasury Secretary as we have had in my lifetime.
Extremely intelligent, fantastically articulate, just great knowledge of how the economy works. A truly impressive man. We are d****d lucky to have him.
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