Were Healthy Banks Forced Forced to Surrender Ownership Stakes to Government? It’s question that needs to be answered… From reading this CNSNews.com piece it would seem at least a few “healthy” banks were forced into surrendering ownership stakes to the government: Last October, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson ordered nine banks that the Treasury Department described […]
I’m at a loss for words here… From the AP via Michelle Malkin: President Bush argued Monday that the government’s dramatic rescue of Citigroup was necessary to “safeguard the financial system” and help the economy recover, and he said there could be more such moves if other institutions need help. Bush said he approved the […]
Via CNSNews.com: Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) said that the Bush administration’s plan to buy $250 billion in stock in U.S. banks should be challenged in federal court as unconstitutional. “I think that it is subject to a serious constitutional challenge,” Armey said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “It is […]
Someone’s not happy about the Bush/Paulson/Bernanky bailout plan. H/T: Kathryn Jean Lopez.
From the Wall Street Journal: Senate Passes Bailout Package House Passage Remains Less Certain WASHINGTON — The Senate’s revamped bailout package drew support from 74 lawmakers in a roll call vote Wednesday evening, and the measure will now return to the balky House of Representatives for another vote following its unexpected rejection on Monday. U.S. […]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that lawmakers reached a tentative bailout deal overnight: Top U.S. policy makers emerged from hours of tense negotiations with a clear message just after midnight Sunday morning: A deal to bailout U.S. financial markets has been agreed on and all that remains to be done is to commit the […]
It looks like the bailout deal, if there ever was one, is collapsing… Democrats and Paulson are whining. ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Reports: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson fears the Wall Street bailout deal is falling apart after a chaotic White House meeting, sources say. Paulson walked into the room where Democrats were caucusing after today’s […]
What I said yesterday about McCain and leadership… Scratch that. My first reaction to John McCain’s announcement that he was suspending his campaign and returning Washington to help craft a financial bailout plan was positive. I though it was bold move that could pay huge dividends down the road. This morning, after rolling it around […]