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Is D.C. Crisis Turning Bankers into Heroes?
October 4, 2013

Bosses from some of the nation's top banks enjoyed a rare White House photo op in recent days when the administration turned to them to be part of the solution to the financial problems plaguing the capital rather than part of the problem. American Banker editors discuss whether the episode will recast bankers in a more flattering light and what perils the political mess holds for the industry.

Comments (2)
Seriously? I don't believe a little visit to the White House is enough to repair the reputation of these bankers that gambled with taxpayer money and lost. However, it is another shining example of how truly out of touch Washington is with real American's. Mr. Obama would have been well advised to invite community bankers instead, as they actually see the real America and the consequences of the political games and showmanship. The also happen to be the predominant lenders to small businesses who create the most jobs in our country.
Posted by grsb | Friday, October 04 2013 at 1:32PM ET
No way. Most of these guyswere last seen together outside the White House after being showered with a trillion-dollar bailout package to save them from defaulting. As my friend Jon Fronza said, taking advice from these guys is like asking Dracula for advise on running a blood bank.
Posted by jim_wells | Friday, October 04 2013 at 5:24PM ET
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