Gee ... if I were a cynical person, looking at the performance of the stock market in the last two weeks (the Dow dropped more than 900 points in 14 days), I would suggest that maybe the antics and arguments of Congress in terms of the budget and Affordable Care Act are a calculated ploy. The monied elite short sell stocks and the lawmakers in their pockets shut down the government. As a result, stocks plunge and great profits are made.
Nah ... that would never happen, right? They'd never do that, would they?
PAUL J. PALKO
First Published October 9, 2013 8:00 PM