This is why LIbertarians are so adamant about a small government. We want a very small government. In the words of Grover Norquist, we want a government small enough to drown in a bathtub.
Here's Rep. Maxine Waters, quizzing Ben Bernanke and confusing the heck out of the Discount Rate and the Federal Funds rate.
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Please remember, Rep. Waters has been on the House Financial Services Committee for years. Years. She has a staff.
I'm no Ben Bernanke (or Federal Reserve) fan, but you have to enjoy the look on Bernanke's face. Remember the Fed hearings where Alan Greenspan had to answer questions that Mary Bono (the late Congressman Sonny Bono's widow) was reading from index cards? This is kinda like that, but worse.
Go here, where even CBS is wondering "Is Maxine Waters Really As Dumb As She Seems?"
Remember, when it comes to government involvement in almost anything, small is good. Very small.
I found the Dummies book cover on Stephen Smith's blog.