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CFR Corporate Members Get Lion’s Share of Bailout Funds

Source: NewAmerican

Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
Monday, 23 March 2009 11:30

Newspapers are fixated upon $160 million in bonuses given to American International Group (AIG) executives. And it’s nice to know where the millions are going (note: the bonuses could have been cancelled had the federal government let the company go bankrupt, as officials should have). But where are the trillions in TARP, TALC and Federal Reserve Bank bailout funds going? The man in charge of administering the bailouts is Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who served as a staff member of the New York City-based Council on Foreign Relations before being hired in 2003 to head the New York City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed). As the vice chairman of the Fed’s Open Market Committee, Geithner is probably a poor choice to get the nation out of it’s current economic mess. He served as Alan Greenspan’s number two man at the Fed, so Geithner is as responsible as anyone for facilitating the severity of the real estate and financial bubble and its subsequent collapse. After all, the Fed was the driving force behind the asset bubble, inflating the bubble larger and larger through artificially low interest rates and an inflationary easy-money policy.

Under Geithner and his predecessor (former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry “Hank” Paulson), the majority of bailout funds have been awarded to high-level donors to Geithner’s former employer: the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Thomas Eddlem raises very important questions at the end of his article … see the entire article here.  A great many of the People know the business relationship of the people involved and yet… there is nothing done.  The People screamed loud and clear for a “No” vote on the bailouts and yet… the bailouts were passed.  Maybe it’s time The People looked for new representation from a different political party?? How about a party that stands on the principles found in the founding documents of this country?

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