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2012-07-26 Home Front: Politix
Geithner back in the hot seat over Libor scandal
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Posted by ryuge 2012-07-26 06:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [629 views ]  Top

#1 Appears Geithner has a bit of a problem with taxes, finance, and money in general. Perhaps he should seek another line of work.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-26 08:54||   2012-07-26 08:54|| Front Page Top

#2 "Spengler" has a rather contrary opinion on this subject, it's worth a read:
...rigging LIBOR transferred income away from the banks to their debtors. There is a case for a civil suit by shareholders for income lost to the banks' largesse, but hardly a criminal case...Central banks and finance ministries did the right thing: they lied, not just about the LIBOR rate but about the solvency of the banking system...Underreporting the cost of funds (in order to pre-empt possible panic about the condition of the banks) was the least interesting lie the regulators sanctioned. The biggest lie involved the solvency of the banks themselves...The real whopper was the pretense that tens of millions of homeowners could and would pay their mortgages. Banks delayed foreclosure and kept families in their homes for months and years past the usual cutoff date for seizure. That was also the right thing to do.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-07-26 11:57||   2012-07-26 11:57|| Front Page Top

#3 > Banks delayed foreclosure and kept families in their homes for months and years past the usual cutoff date for seizure. That was also the right thing to do.

Totally the wrong thing to do. One persons subsidised overpriced house is another's bargain house, which he can then use the spare cash to employ people.

House inflation > wage inflation acts like a form of taxation (mainly collected by banks).
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-07-26 12:57||   2012-07-26 12:57|| Front Page Top

#4 You know, its really hard to say who I would trust LESS in a financial deal. Would it be the Somali pirates, or these bankers??? I can't say for certain. I may have to throw a few dead bones on the ground and ask a witchdoctor.
Posted by Raider 2012-07-26 13:12||   2012-07-26 13:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Which doctor?
Posted by Steve White 2012-07-26 13:19||   2012-07-26 13:19|| Front Page Top

#6 Some wag said that the Democrats want all of Romney's tax returns so they can determine what one looks like since so many of them don't file and don't pay taxes.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-07-26 14:58||   2012-07-26 14:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Central banks and finance ministries did the right thing: they lied,

Spengler should have stopped right there. The right thing?
Posted by manversgwtw 2012-07-26 16:43||   2012-07-26 16:43|| Front Page Top

#8 LOL Steve
Posted by ryuge 2012-07-26 17:36||   2012-07-26 17:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Good stuff JohnQC
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-26 18:47||   2012-07-26 18:47|| Front Page Top

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