Critics say Small Business Lending Fund is being used to pay back TARP debt rather than lend to small businesses.
Ideas danced in the air and inspiration was shared, with practical applications underlying it all, at the CU Water Cooler Symposium in the FORUM CU conference center in suburban Indianapolis.
A recent disbursement of government funds to banks has the Wisconsin Credit Union League calling foul.
League questions TARP funds going to state's banks while bank business lending drops.
Wisconsin, fast becoming the nation’s battleground for credit union-bank clashes over the tax exemption and CU to bank conversions, erupted anew last week with dueling press releases following a fresh appeal from the banking lobby to Congress tied to the debt crisis.
Dairy State imbroglio over tax exemption continues to heat up.
WBA calls exemption "sacred cow"; WCUL calls bankers hypocrites, citing years of no taxes while reaping profits and taking bailouts.
League committee to meet on July 20 to discuss next step after bankers win battle over bill to smooth way for credit unions to become banks.
Wisconsin Credit Union League harshly critical of measure in budget bill that bankers say eases path for credit unions to become banks.
Badger State legislative panel inserted banker-pushed measure into budget bill without public hearings or debate.