What is this blasphemy you say? One of our main tenets is to observe what people DO with their money, and not what they preach. The public clearly loves Bank of America and Wall Street again because how else would Bank of America be able to raise $19 billion from us, to pay us back?
In an “Open Letter To Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup” we urged Vik to sell the 34% government stake back to the very public that bailed Citigroup out before year-end. Why? So Citigroup can pay their employees big bonuses in 2009 by saying they are no longer under the government’s stewardship. Sure, paying back $45 billion in TARP sounds like a lot, but Bank of America just did it!
In fact, joining Bank of America are Bank of NY Mellon Group, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and State Street who’ve all been able to pay back their TARP loans and pay their people handsomely this year. This begs the question, what’s wrong with Citigroup, one of my main “go broke banks” used to optimize my finances.
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