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Ousting bailed-out U.S. bank CEOs an option: Geithner

Posted By admin On April 2, 2009 @ 4:03 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Thursday, April 2, 2009

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday he would consider forcing out chief executives of banks that receive government bailouts if they were not managing their businesses properly.

In an interview with CBS, Geithner said economic recovery depends on a financial system that effectively provides credit, and the government would hold companies receiving public aid accountable.

When asked whether he left open the option to pressure a bank CEO to resign, Geithner responded, “Of course. Of course.”

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The comment came just days after the chief executive of General Motors Corp was ousted at the request of President Barack Obama’s auto task force.

The White House has been trying to strike the right balance between salvaging firms that are vital to the economy and acknowledging taxpayer resentment over a series of increasingly costly bailouts.

The fact that many companies continued to pay large bonuses and sponsor lavish corporate events after accepting public money has infuriated voters and politicians alike, and Geithner in particular has been criticized for not imposing strict limits on how companies use government money.

In separate interviews with ABC and NBC, Geithner noted that the government has pushed out executives of bailed out companies before.

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[3] AP Study Finds $1.6B Went to Bailed-Out Bank Execs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ap-study-finds-16b-went-to-bailed-out-bank-execs.html

[4] Obama Must Fire Geithner and Summers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-must-fire-geithner-and-summers.html

[5] Tim Geithner And The Sovereign Debt That Dare Not Speak Its Name: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tim-geithner-and-the-sovereign-debt-that-dare-not-speak-its-name.html

[6] Bailout Money – Instead of Being Used to Stabilize the Economy or Even the Bailed-Out Companies – is Just Going to Line the Pockets of the Wealthy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bailout-money-instead-of-being-used-to-stabilize-the-economy-or-even-the-bailed-out-companies-is-just-going-to-line-the-pockets-of-the-wealthy.html

[7] Geithner: ‘We Saved the Economy, But We Kind of Lost the Public Doing It’ | Me: We Can Save the Economy, But Only If We Kind of Lose Geithner: http://www.prisonplanet.com/geithner-we-saved-the-economy-but-we-kind-of-lost-the-public-doing-it-me-we-can-save-the-economy-but-only-if-we-kind-of-lose-geithner.html

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