A quote from the financial press today:
“If it wasn’t for Europe, U.S. equity prices would be significantly higher,” XXX added.
Yes, and if Grandma had wheels she'd be a bicycle.
If Almond Joy did not have almonds if would be Mounds.
If Skippy chunky did not have nuts it would be smooth.
How about this one, "If it were not for the specter of QE3 equity prices would be significantly lower."
Why do they pay these people?