This clearly shows your lack understanding of the recession and the causes.
Banks were forced to take TARP dollars in many cases. And as a side not, the banks repaid the TARP dollars.
“CEO Talking Points” used by former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson confirming that the nine bank CEOs present at the October 13 meeting had no choice but to accede to the government’s demands for equity stakes and the resulting government control. The talking points emphasize that “if a capital infusion is not appealing, you should be aware your regulator will require it in any circumstance.” Suggested edits of the “talking points” by Tim Geithner, then-New York Fed President, were withheld by the Obama Treasury Department.
“Major Financial Institution Participation Commitments” signed by the nine bankers on October 13. The CEOs not only hand wrote their institution’s names but also hand wrote multi-billion dollar amounts of “preferred shares” to be issued to the government.
Email documenting that, on the very day of the meeting, the Chief of Staff to the Treasury Secretary and other top Treasury staff did not know the names of any of the banks that would be in attendance.
Email showing Treasury officials wanted to use the Secret Service to help keep the press away from the CEOs arriving at the meeting.
Email showing a public relations effort, run in part out of the Bush White House, to tamp down public concerns about “nationalizing the banks.”
Email showing that Paulson was able to brief Barack Obama about the bankers meeting almost immediately, but could not reach Senator John McCain.
The government thuggery evident at this meeting would seem more at place in Putin’s Russia or Chavez’s Venezuela. This government control, which began during the Bush presidency, has metastasized under the Obama administration – with Obama taking effective control of not only these major banks but the domestic auto industry.