TARP was sold to Americans under false pretenses

Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke told us when the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was launched that they were not concerned about the health of our banking system.  In fact, this was not the case. They were concerned about specific institutions and the overall health of the system. The U.S. financial system was much weaker than we were led to believe as I indicated at the time.

Now the TARP Special Inspector Neil Barofsky is telling the American people what many of us knew all along. Listen to what he says in the video below with MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan. His contention that these false premises undermined the credibility of TARP and subsequent government economic policy rings true. Even today, we don’t know what the banks are doing with their TARP funds.  If they are loaning it out, why is the unemployment rate 9.8%?

By the way, I love D-Rat. This is a guy who likes to talk – god bless him. Sometimes he goes on way too much, but I like his approach.

8 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    Here is the only comment my collegues and I could come up with as an answer to the whole TARP episode. It’s tongue and cheek but I think you will get the point. Thanks for watching and listening.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JubQ6XPHlj0

    1. Edward Harrison says

      Pretty good video. Are these guys professionals? Not bad at all.

      1. Anonymous says

        Hey Ed,

        thank you for the compliment. I am one of the producers and yes professional. this video is my exec prod debut. glad you liked. thanks so much for watching!

        All the best.

        Tracey Paleo

        Brink Tank Productions, GiaMedia3

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  2. Anonymous says

    thank you for the compliment. I am one of the producers and yes professional. this video is my exec prod debut. glad you liked. thanks so much for watching! All the best.

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