Comments on: Tales of a TARP built to benefit bankers, and waiting for CEOs to pay the price http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SethOnReuters http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-277 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 07:41:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-277 “Can someone please sort this out?”

No they can’t. Why? Because this also applies to journalists:

“I’m telling you, you’re doing yourself real harm. Out there in the market there are consequences for some of the things you’re saying.”

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-276 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:40:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-276 Aha… I remembered now… Those guys get paid over the odds because:
• It’s supposed to make them impervious to financial corruption,
• It’s supposed to send a message of confidence to the market that they “hired the best available”, and send a bold/intimidating statement to anyone who might negotiate with them.
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Well, that all worked, didn’t it?

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By: matthewslyman http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-275 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:36:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-275 #1: Please someone, give America some means to distinguish between the two parties, in the coming elections. Someone please stand up with some integrity, and DO something about this unholy mess.
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#2: We surely need some strong laws, telling corporations what provisions are/ aren’t allowed to go in their directors’ and CEOs’ contracts. We surely need to set some boundaries… What are those guys supposedly paid for anyway? If there are no risks, no personal dangers, no moral hazards, no unusual stress-factors associated with their positions; then why do they get paid one cent more than the average hard-working American?

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By: sylvan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-274 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 10:45:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-274 Reuters, where are your female opinion columnists? Do you feel you have reached your diversity goals because you have one, Wall St. fiasco author, who is not white? In case you haven’t noticed, females are over half of the US population. We are earning more college degrees by a large amount, and more graduate degrees as well, and these degrees are not all in Home Ec. And another little reminder, women are determining who are next president will be. It is a pathetic display of your bastion attitudes.

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By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-273 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 02:27:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-273 So what so many have been saying for so long is true, after all.

The name of the game is “Tilt the Table” and there are four players: the 1%, the 99%, government Democrats and government Republicans.

The Republicans (openly working on behalf of the 1%) and the Democrats (secretly working on behalf of the 1%) are ostensibly at loggerheads with each other while secretly colluding against the 99%.

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By: spall78 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-272 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:34:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-272 This is the kind of garbage that makes me wish the RNC was fielding an actual viable alternative.

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By: fredipuppy http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-269 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 16:31:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-269 Why are there so many homeowners with mortgages underwater?
Community Reinvestment Act.
Romney can use TARP as ammunition.

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By: briggsfrank http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2012/10/02/tales-of-a-tarp-built-to-benefit-bankers-and-waiting-for-ceos-to-pay-the-price/comment-page-1/#comment-268 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:12:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=610#comment-268 It seems as though the Obama Administration was adept at misleading homeowners into thinking that they would benefit from the TARP program. In the end banks did better than ever because they, in essence, wrote TARP to benefit themselves.

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