"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
It's especially interesting considering TARP was sold to the public on the notion that it was a loan which would be repaid and "the taxpayers" would get the money back.
Here, some banks are ready to make good on that.
As I said, there are those who would probably be very happy with the national socialization of the banking system, and as much of the rest of the economy as possible.
But for those who also claim to believe in freedom and self-determination, shouldn't that be decided by the people, and not just the President and the SecTreas? (Those who needn't be bothered by such notions -- well, we know.)
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
If I pay off the mortgage, then the bank gets CASH whereas before it had only the promise of CASH. In other words, one asset (mortgage) gets exchanged for a superior asset (CASH). The liability side should not be affected.
Cash makes no enemies.