The Obama administration is considering imposing a fee on banks to help recover some of taxpayers' costs of bailing banks out from the financial crisis
Such a fee, which would likely be highly popular with taxpayers still angry at bankers who are preparing to reap huge bonuses, could be part of next month's budget. Exactly what form such a fee might take will be hotly discussed but it is unlikely to be a broad-based fee on transactions.
Assuming Obama is serious about this, I think it's a terrific idea. Every penny of the bailout money should have been a loan with interest, not a handout. They should pay back every red cent they borrowed and then some.