Underreported: GE Benefits from Bank Bailout

Thursday, July 02, 2009

On this week’s Underreported, find out how GE, the world’s largest industrial company, has used a loophole to benefit from a government rescue program that's aimed at helping banks. ProPublica senior reporter Jeff Gerth explains how the loophole has helped GE get the money while avoiding many of the program’s restrictions.

Read the Washington Post article co-written by Jeff Gerth here.


Jeff Gerth

Comments [3]

Edna from Pennsylvania

The reporter from ProPublica failed to explain what was so egregious about GE's behavior. They didn't even borrow any money from the government under this plan. Why am I supposed to get upset here? Am I supposed to draw some conclusions about GE that weren't explicitly stated? I guess I need to read the Washington Post article to figure out what the fuss is about.

Jul. 04 2009 09:13 AM
Carey from Jersey

Should it be stopped? Is this extra money being used for good (meaning to help the american people and create new jobs and not to line the pockets of those who really don't need the extra dough)?

Jul. 02 2009 12:50 PM
Carey from Jersey

Is this a lobbying issue? How is it that GE (and probably a few others) could find such a loop hole, and why isn't it being stopped?
Who's more powerful, GE or Obama?

Jul. 02 2009 12:45 PM

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