Former Bush Treasury Secretary O’Neill: Bush Doesn’t Get It And “It Shows”
Paul O’Neill told ABC that our national leaders, including President Bush are “in a panic”
“I don’t think he understands or knows much about any of this and it shows,” O’Neill said, adding that current Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “knows a lot of about this, and it’s good that he’s there.”
O’Neill nails why this all happened:
O’Neill said we got into this mess because bankers were not making prudent decisions, because they believed that by reselling mortgages to Wall Street they weren’t going to be stuck with the problems.
“We suspended disbelief and said we can take people with no known source income or wealth generation and we can give them a $500,000 mortgage,” he said. “I think there’s a very important thing: When you violate fundamental principles of economics you can get away with it for a while, but eventually it’s going to get you.”Click here for reuse options!
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