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“During the two weeks that Congress considered the legislation, market conditions worsened considerably. It was clear to me by the time the bill was signed on October 3rd that we needed to act quickly and forcefully, and that purchasing troubled assetsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âour initial focusÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Âwould take time to implement and would not be sufficient given the severity of the problem. In consultation with the Federal Reserve, I determined that the most timely, effective step to improve credit market conditions was to strengthen bank balance sheets quickly through direct purchases of equity in banks.”
He knew this before the bill was signed and didn’t mention it?