I'm actually looking for some help in understanding where all the resistance to disclosure comes from in the Bloomberg case versus the Fed. Ever since an appeals court ordered the Federal Reserve to disclose where $2 trillion in bailout money went, the banking lobby has screamed bloody murder and is now threatening to take the case to the Supreme Court.
What, exactly, are they afraid of? I've heard all the arguments that disclosure will expose the weak sisters and could cause a run on the banks, yada, yada, yada, but I don't see any evidence to support that and I'm starting to think that I must be missing it. The only conceivable reason I can see for the banks engaging in this kind of obstruction is that the disclosure will expose all the filthy shit the banks are into. Am I wrong about that?
The Fed Board of Governors' "refusal to disclose the names of borrowers renders public oversight of its actions impossible -- it prevents any assessment of the effectiveness of the Board's actions and conceals any collusion, corruption, fraud or abuse that might have occurred," the news organizations said in a letter to the appeals panel.
Seriously guys. What's the worst that could happen? The truth will set you free...