The context, of course, is that TARP came with a lot of unexpected and after-the-fact strings -- i.e., government control of executive pay and other company governance.
Some banks were asked to take TARP funds when they didn't want them.
So now, a number of banks are saying they're ready to give back the TARP funds, understandably not wanting government to have the control that comes with it . . .
And the government claims it wants to get out of controlling the banks as quickly as possible . . .
Yet the Treasury isn't allowing the TARP funds to be repaid, at least in many cases.
So, should they be allowed to pay it back, or not?