Blues o záchraně

NEW YORK – Netřeba být geniální, aby se člověk dovtípil, že finanční soustava Spojených států, ba finančnictví globální, je v pěkné kaši. A teď, když Sněmovna reprezentantů USA odmítla plán finanční výpomoci ve výši 700 miliard dolarů, navrhovaný Bushovou vládou, je také zřejmé, že neexistuje konsenzus ohledně toho, jak se z ní dostat.

Problémy v americkém hospodářství a finanční soustavě byly zjevné po léta. To však americkým lídrům nebránilo obracet se k týmž lidem, kteří pomohli kaši zavařit, problémy neviděli tak dlouho, dokud nás nedovedli na pokraj další Velké hospodářské krize, a teď skáčou od jedné finanční výpomoci ke druhé, aby nás zachránili.

Jak se budou globální trhy propadat, záchranný plán bude téměř určitě v Kongresu předložen k hlasování znovu. Možná že spasí Wall Street, ale co zbytek ekonomiky? Co daňoví poplatníci, už teď sevření bezprecedentními schodky a zatíženi účty za upadající infrastrukturu a dvě války, jež bude třeba uhradit? Může za takových okolností nějaký plán finanční výpomoci vůbec zabrat?

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