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Truthdigger of the Week: Ex-TARP Investigator Neil Barofsky
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In late 2008, Neil Barofsky was appointed the Treasury Department’s investigator of the bank bailouts. In the time since, he has suffered dismissal and deprecation from his colleagues and the corporations they're supposed to regulate.Since he was appointed to investigate the bank bailouts in 2008, Neil Barofsky has suffered dismissal and deprecation from his colleagues and the banks they're supposed to regulate.

Fallout From the Bungled Bank Bailout

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The financial meltdown and subsequent bailout have dampened Americans' faith in government and stirred widespread outrage. Neil Barofsky, who once served as special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, says that anger may point the way toward reform.

Geithner Gives TARP an Extension

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The Troubled Asset Relief Program, otherwise known as TARP, was scheduled to expire at the end of this year, but Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress on Wednesday that it'll stick around until October 2010, partly as a precautionary measure in case of economic emergency and partly to help struggling homeowners, banks and small businesses.

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