President Barack Obama will require banks to boost lending to consumers and companies in return for taxpayer aid from the $700 billion bailout fund, in a departure from Bush administration policy, a key lawmaker said.All seriousness - any media member worthy of the title journalist should be all over this asking questions. Anyone who shrugs it off should be fired on the spot. This is idiocy at its best.
“You’re going to see the Obama administration,” learning lessons from the first phase of the program, “push for much more lending,” House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, who helped write the financial-rescue law, said yesterday on ABC television’s This Week program. “There are going to be some real rules in there.”
Also interesting: Change* we can believe in.