“Too difficult for ordinary men”
Whatever one thinks of the proposed bailout, there was something very ugly about the Treasury Secretary’s impatience with congressmen who dared to question the wisdom of his original three-page proposal. In “From a German War Primer,” Bertolt Brecht has some good lines about the Paulsons of the world.
THOSE WHO TAKE THE MEAT FROM THE TABLE
Those for whom the contribution is destined
Those who eat their fill speak to the hungry
Of wonderful times to come.
Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men.
You can read the rest of the poem here.