Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee hearing in 2012.
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By Bill Saporito
May 15, 2014

In the midst of the financial crisis, anger at bankers (who helped create the crisis) was at an all-time high. Former Secretary Treasurer Timothy Geithner explains why the government had no choice but to bail out big financial institutions.

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