Thursday, September 01, 2011
Bank Regulators Cutting the Red Tape and Screwing the Rest of us
Caption: "June 3, 2003: Determined to cut red tape and reduce the regulatory burden are (l-r), Office of Thrift Supervision Director James Gilleran, Jim McLaughlin of the American Bankers Association, Harry Doherty of America's Community Bankers, FDIC Vice Chairman John Reich and Ken Guenther of the Independent Community Bankers of America"
Mentioned in William Black's: The Great American Bank Robbery
Hmmm I wonder if this will end badly??? This one you can chalk up to the Bush Administration & Alan Greenspan for leading the charge to make regulators useless. Greenspan was the most egregious by favoring "competition" between the regulators where banks had the ability to choose and change the regulators on a moments notice. So "regulators" jumped over each other to try to win business by being the most lenient. Well they won but America lost.