Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke and Hank Paulson dealt a catastrophic blow to public faith in American institutions.
This week marks the 7th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The anniversary of this collapse, September 15th, is the day set aside to ridicule the people who warned of a second Great Depression if the Treasury Department didn't rescue the Wall Street banks.
In interviews with whistleblowers, many say that they didn't talk sooner because of their loyalty to the institutions they were a part of. Perhaps women, never being fully embraced by the institution, don't develop a deep loyalty, or perhaps only sip the Kool-Aid.
At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates