The Sarasota Herald Tribune featured this commentary in their business section.
Mitch McConnell as Meredith Whitney
By John R. Mousseau, CFA
Posted Apr 27, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was reported last week by Bloomberg News saying that he “would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route” rather than giving them a Federal bailout. This reminded us of 2010 when Meredith Whitney, a noted bank analyst, predicted that there would be hundreds of billions of dollars of municipal defaults in 2011. She caused lots of market damage and outflows from municipal bond funds before sanity resumed.
Cumberland wonders what the majority leader had in mind, in that his statement is at best disingenuous and at worst inflammatory at a time when both houses of Congress, the administration, and the Federal Reserve are all engaged in the business of helping all parts of the economy get through the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.
Continued at Sarasota Herald Tribune: https://www.heraldtribune.com/business/20200427/mitch-mcconnell-as-meredith-whitney
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