Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington: Bair

She’s as much a part of the problem as any of them.

Also, she continues to support taxing banks for FDIC losses, which works counter to Fed rate setting policy.
Across the board taxes on banks hike rates charged to borrowers, while the Fed is trying to get them down.

Also, why should a good bank be charged for losses of failed banks, when bank assets, lending policies, and operations in general are fully regulated and supervised by the FDIC? She’s making good banks pay for FDIC failures.

Banks are designated agents of the Fed, public/private partnerships established for public purpose, govt. regulated and supervised, and as such should not be charged anything for FDIC insurance. It makes no sense for the govt. to charge one of its agencies for its support.

Next Debt Crisis May Start in Washington: Bair

The US needs to take urgent action to cut its debt in order to prevent the next financial crisis, which may start in Washington, Sheila Bair, chair of the Federal Deposits Insurance Corp. (FDIC) wrote in an editorial in the Washington Post.

The federal debt has doubled over the past seven years, to almost $14 trillion, and the growth is a result of both the financial crisis and the government’s “unwillingness over many years to make the hard choices necessary to rein in our long-term structural deficit,” Bair wrote.