Speaking of Kanye:
When the TARP was presented to Congress, Secretary Henry Paulson and others argued that the situation was dire, and that the failure of major financial institutions posed a systemic risk to our economy. The stated goal was to unfreeze credit so that banks can make loans to businesses and individuals. It was never contemplated that banks use their capital to make donations to organizations founded by a controversial figure like Jesse Jackson.
This will not end well.
TARP Inspector General Asked to Investigate Citigroup and Bank of America Donations to Rainbow/PUSH [Bloomberg]