12/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mark Haines Thinks Treasury Treats US Like Mushrooms: Kept In Dark, Fed BS

CNBC's Squawk On The Street anchor Mark Haines had a unique analogy for the way he thinks the Treasury Department has been handling the economic rescue plan. He's pretty steamed about a perceived lack of transparency and consistency in Treasury's communications.

When discussing the economy with CNBC's Steve Liesman and co-anchor Erin Burnett, Haines said he said he no longer wanted to be treated like a "mushroom."


HAINES: "I'd like somebody to tell me -- not to treat me like a mushroom. You know how they grow mushrooms. They keep them in the dark and they feed them bovine fecal matter. OK? And That's what they've been doing with us."