Is the Federal Reserve Behind the European Bailout?

Is the American taxpayer ultimately bailing out the European Union? Far fetched? Don’t be so sure.

While the focus of the European bailout is on the European Central Bank, the European Union, and the IMF, little attention is being given to swap lines which were reopened between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank.

The ECB has steadfastly fought the idea of breeching the principles which formed the European common currency, the Euro, in order to fashion a bailout for the EU. Did the ECB crater to political pressure by the EU? Or did the risks of the bailout shift from the ECB to another large central bank? Such as? The Federal Reserve!!

Adding fuel to this fire is the fact that the Fed reopened swap lines with the ECB and other central banks just yesterday. The Wall Street Journal reports, Fed’s Swap Decision Could Ratchet Up Political Pressure,

The U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to reopen swap lines with the European Central Bank and central banks in Japan, Switzerland, England and Canada puts it in a delicate political position.

The U.S. Congress is in the midst of rewriting a financial regulatory overhaul that could rein in the Fed amid sharp criticism of its actions before and during the financial crisis. The overseas lending program it reopened Sunday in response to pleas from Europe has been among the programs lawmakers have criticized, with some suggesting it is bailing out foreign banks and other saying the Fed is too secretive about details.

Is the American taxpayer ultimately bailing out the EU? While the German populace is livid at the idea of providing bailout funds for the wastefulness and fiscal follies in other EU countries, has the wool just been pulled over the American public’s eyes?

Will the America public ever learn what is going on here?

Audit the Fed!!!

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Larry Doyle embarked on his Wall Street career in 1983 as a mortgage-backed securities trader for The First Boston Corporation. He was involved in the growth and development of the secondary mortgage market from its near infancy.

After close to 7 years at First Boston, Larry joined Bear Stearns in early 1990 as a mortgage trader. In 1993, Larry was named a Senior Managing Director at the firm. He left Bear to join Union Bank of Switzerland in late 1996 as Head of Mortgage Trading.

In 1998, after 15 years of trading and precipitated by Swiss Bank’s takeover of UBS, Larry moved from trading to sales as a senior salesperson at Bank of America. His move into sales led him to the role as National Sales Manager for Securitized Products at JP Morgan Chase in 2000. He was integrally involved in developing the department, hiring 40 salespeople, and generating $300 million in sales revenue. He left JP Morgan in 2006.

Throughout his career, Larry eagerly engaged clients and colleagues. He has mentored dozens of junior colleagues, recruited at a number of colleges and universities, and interviewed hundreds. He has also had extensive public speaking experience. Additionally, Larry served as Chair of the Mortgage Trading Committee for the Public Securities Association (PSA) in the mid-90s.

Larry graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1983 from the College of the Holy Cross.

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2 Comments on Is the Federal Reserve Behind the European Bailout?

  1. I think this will be the final nail in the coffin in the relationships between American citizens friendliness towards the Citizens of the EU and the EU as a political-international entity.

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