TARP -- the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008 -- is over. The Treasury Department announced it will be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors. But in reality it's not over.
Instead of cutting needed programs, our leaders should take a close look at our unbalanced tax code and close the outrageous loopholes that allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to skip out on paying their share.
No matter where Americans fall along the ideological spectrum, everyone should be concerned when federal officials, with extraordinary power over the economy, attempt to limit oversight of their own conduct.