Bernanke Lashes the Anti-Bubble Heretics
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke burned stock-market short-sellers with his first Wall Street bailout in August 2007 and again on March 18, 2008 with his less-than-expected 75 basis-point (75bps) Federal Funds target interest-rate cut.
The government's surreal attempts to argue that the economy is fine contrast sharply with the harsh reality of Bernanke panicking the Fed target rate down to 2.25% (negative real interest rate) and your emergency Chinese Payday Loan known as the Bush stimulus package (falsely called a "tax rebate" check).
Suppress Dissenters who Question the Overleveraged House of Cards
Bernanke is developing a habit of sniping the shorts, akin to firing into the crowd to try to keep the growing mob from storming the barricades.