So there was an emergency meeting at the White House last night led by Big Guy and Timmy Terrific. Apparently a big bank, which will go nameless, but it's Goldman Sachs, is doing so well that it wants to give back the TARP money it received. A full century earlier than our Administration planned.
This latest turn sent confusion through the Treasury Department and the Oval. In this time of great economic unease, where we are barely seeing a glimmer of light, and that glimmer is probably an economic disaster freight train heading right for us in the tunnel we're all trapped in, Big Guy never imagined a bank would want to, let alone be able to, pay back the TARP money and be independent.
"Who would not want to have terms dictated to them by us?" Big Guy asked. He was truly perplexed. And so were the rest of us. Our only guess is that Republicans must work there and they are just trying to make all other Big-O-backed banks look bad.