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Frank to Bank -- You're a Fritterer

2/24/2009 5:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ just obtained this letter that Congressman Barney Frank wrote to the president of Northern Trust:

Barney Frank

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46.

Joe Mama    

I want to bone Casey Carlson

1975 days ago
47.

anonymous    


Frank is the real problem.

1975 days ago
48.

lost in lalaland    

#1-If you had a girlfriend, I'd feel sorry for her. I bet you always come first.

1975 days ago
49.

not bad    

#37- if you could spell terrorist correctly, then I'd consider being offended. Idiot.

1975 days ago
50.

Jayla    

What is the moral difference between Northern Trust sponsoring a PGA tournament, and the UAW building a multi-million dollar golf course, when both the banking industry and the car industry, beholden to the union, wanted bail-outs?
Here's the difference to Barney Frank: The unions fit in a redistributive government, and the private banks do not--yet....Could it be that Barney would like nationalization of those pesky private banks so that he can decide who gets what (or whose votes he needs?)

1975 days ago
51.

Shotgnz    

I say they were stimulating the economy.

1975 days ago
52.

bawhahahahaha!!!    

Barney Frank should be in jail for a number of reasons, but none more importantly than his being the cheif the reason there is a financial fallout in the first place. Frank and Chris Dodd are the main reaasons there is a mortage mess!! Why no mention of this TMZ? And why no mention that Nothern Trust is Obama's freakin' bank?!?!?!

If this bank had given the Bush's a CRIMINAL jumbo loan of 1.32 million with zero prior dealings and not charging them the extra fees you people would be all over it like stink on sh*t!! If this bank had given the Bush's a criminal below prime rate home loan you freaks would be all over it like white on rice! If this bank's employee's gave Bush 72,000 dollars you would talk about it for months!! But no, since it's Obama's bank you people turn a blind eye. Your hypocrisy and utter stupidty is astounding TMZ!!!!

1975 days ago
53.

deepthoughts    

I'm wondering why Obama isn't addressing this directly himself, maybe he'll address it tonight?

1975 days ago
54.

Abby    

Lending monies to all these folks who should have never been allowed to borrow is what began to topple the economy.
Not everyone can afford or deserves a house. There are plenty of rental properties for those folks. It is revolting to be handing all this money to these banks. Noone even knows where it is going. Gosh, without tracking it, they just are having a gay ole time at taxpayers expense. We (the ones of us who have worked hard and saved) will be paying for this forever, as will our kids and grandkids. It's totally disgusting.

1975 days ago
55.

lost in lalaland    

#45. I know your point was intended for #36 (not #37), but thanks for making me laugh even more at an idiot that apparently lives somewhere that doesn't have their own entertaining websites. Or grammar schools.

1975 days ago
56.

Zach Swan    

That politician is a headline seeking poser. What an idiotic tirade. Sure you boneheads created a situation that has towed the rest of the world into a freakin financial disaster, but pissing away money on sponsorships without spending cash to actually generate value (i.e. business $$) out of the investment is ridiculous. That bank was already committed contractually to pay millions for the tie to the PGA event. To not do the things they did (the parties, etc.) would be like flushing most of the dough already spent down the toilet. Brilliant.

1975 days ago
57.

Abby    



One other thing...you have all these elected officials desperately trying to convince us all to reel in spending and save,
save, save. Well, I would like to see them lead by example. Each party has held meetings (since this crisis began) at the Greenbrier and Kingsmill. It's truly criminal to think they would even dream of spending that kind of money. Also, they still have no problem jetting around, working less and less and having more time off than most of us could ever dream of enjoying. Sickening that these are leaders we chose.

1975 days ago
58.

Pieta    

THAT'S RICH.......
BARNEY SHOULD GIVE BACK ALL THE MILLIONS HE MADE OFF OF RUNNING FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC...THOSE GOVERNMENT RUN INSTITUTIONS THAT LENT MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT AFFORD A HOME.......THAT'S WHAT CAUSED THE CRASH.

THANKS BARNEY FRANK AND DODD OF CONNECTICUT.

1975 days ago
59.

jg59    

Am I the only one pissed off at the performers that provided the entertainment for this fiasco?? They should have walked away rather than lining their pockets with bail out money. I've never liked Sheryl Crow much - now I really can't stand her. On her almighty high box talking about how she's saving the world by using only 1 sheet of toilet paper, but she has no qualms about taking part in this. Unbelievable. Or maybe she needs the money - maybe that's why she only uses 1 sheet of TP.

1975 days ago
60.

Debby    

Hey # 2. check you FACTS first. This all strted back with Regan. Doing away with regulations and oversight. Bush and that idiot Cheny had their hands in the cookie jar as well, so lets talk about facts. Before you start claiming and assigning blame to Barney Frank, check the history books. I'm old enough to remember and have sufferred with Regan in office. I lost my business because of his stupid and ignorant decisions so again I say, "know your facts!!" The "trickle down" affect doesn't work but you can't find a Republican to admit the truth. They will forever believe Regan was a "god" and not just some cowboy movie star. Shows their true ignorance. You go Barney, give them hell.

1975 days ago
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