When Politico Bumbles Really Easy Lehman News
"the feds" not "the Fed" which would be this guy
Psst, it's "the Fed" not "the feds" and if you aren't clear on the difference, perhaps A) we need to talk and B) you shouldn't be writing about things you do not understand. Très sloppy of you, Politico, I'd be ashamed but I am not affiliated with your prestigious online publication and have my own shit to be ashamed about.
Former Lehman Brothers Chief Executive Officer Richard Fuld defiantly told a financial inquiry panel Wednesday his company could have survived the 2008 financial meltdown if it had only received some cash from the feds.Once again, let's go over it. The feds = those guys who investigate mafia murders. The Fed = those guys who murder the purchasing power of the dollar. Got it? Not the same. I know it's really confusing since the Fed uses that whole .gov we're government we swear crap but come on, even my 7 year old knows Obama isn't Ben Bernanke's boss. Well of course my 7 year old does, maybe he should be writing for Politico instead of this Simmi Aujla hack who doesn't know the difference between "feds" and "the Fed"?
He told the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Wednesday afternoon that the company failed only because it was denied support given to its competitors, like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. He said the company made some mistakes, but those errors were also made by its competitors and by government officials.
The remarks in a Senate hearing room show that Fuld is still angry over the fact that Lehman was allowed to fail while other big banks got a government bailout.
“The big mistake that was made was that Lehman, as a sound company, was mandated to file for bankruptcy,” he said. The company had “derisked” in 2007 and 2008, he said, and added that he never received a negative assessment of the company’s amount and quality of collateral, which the Fed says was insufficient.
You fail, Politico. Worse than Lehman did.