Comments on: Sheila Bair not cowed by Geithner tantrum, criticizes Obama http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/ Option ARMageddon Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:06:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Gregman2 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-662 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 04:49:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-662 Bottom-up, baby. Micro-intelligence. That’s where regulators needs to spring from.

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By: Yakubu http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-456 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 01:04:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-456 Sheila Bair is an out-of-control Republican narcissist who has undermined the Obama Administration at every turn, and has been busy this week leaking damaging information on Timothy Geithner. I hope Obama kicks her to the curb as soon as her current term at the FDIC is completed.

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By: beezer http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-439 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 20:27:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-439 Bair has been a voice of common sense throughout this debacle. That she is honest in her response to legislative questioning is consistent for her.

That Geithner might blow a plug because she opposes the single regulator part is understandable as well. On the other hand she supports the consumer finance protection commission, as does Geithner.

I’m more in favor of the CFPC and hope another independent lady, Prof. Elizabeth Warren, gets that post.

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By: David Bernier http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-437 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 20:24:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-437 I don’t know how the OCC is financed.
However, I hear that the Office of Thrift
Supervision (OTS) collects fees from each
regulated thrift. That was in an NPR
story of June 5.

I think it’s a big mistake for any regulator
to get paid by the regulated to regulate
them. I don’t think the OTS can be
taken too seriously.

David Bernier

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By: Kathy Riley http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-432 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:24:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-432 Actually, the banks lobbied against any assessment rate and got their way.

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By: Kathy Riley http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-431 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:23:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-431 The banks lobbied against paying the high assessment rates when everything was going well, and they won.

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By: Carol Brown http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-430 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 18:05:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-430 I would expect that the Secretary of the Treasury would have more respect for the office that he holds than to verbally berate and abuse colleagues with profanity.

Of course, we shouldn’t be surprised, since he had so much respect for the tax laws that he “accidentally” underpaid his taxes, and didn’t even have the integrity to insist on paying the penalties once he was caught.

Lack of respect and decorum seem to be prevalent throughout this administration, though – so why are we surprised???

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By: James Alexander http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/08/04/sheila-bair-not-cowed-by-geithner-tantrum-criticizes-administration/comment-page-1/#comment-429 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:48:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3003#comment-429 About time, we have someone who understands (and admits) what the God Dam Problem has been–Thieves in the financials gambling with tax-payer money on “complicated derivitives”–same as a God Dam Ponzi scam !
Go Bair ! Go Cuomo !

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