“The consequences of it are going to be a massive brain drain of senior talent from those companies that have taken TARP money to those companies that have not.” [Donald Straszheim, managing principal at Straszheim Global Advisor]
Unintentional comedy alert!
1) If you've taken TARP money, you have run your company into a ditch. How much brains did that take?
2) If you have run your company into a ditch, you think that makes you a candidate for other companies who aren't in the ditch?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again-to quote Douglas Adams, first against the wall when the revolution comes.