Through all of this I hear and read that Paulson's motivation is pure. That he wants to achieve stability and he genuinely views his role as giving back to the nation and to the industry that has given him all of his advantages. Thats all well and good but what about a conflict of interest?? He left Goldman and a salary of 20 million for his current job. He also had an equity stake of $485 million in GS shares. This stake had to be sold prior to taking office, TAX FREE!!! Now I find it a bit interesting that before GS goes under it gets to become a bank (at a record time-48 hours) and now conceivably will greatly benefits from this 700 billion bailout. Why canât the USA get the same deal old Warren got on all of these companies that want to be/need to be bailed out?? An equity stake with dividends and warrants??? I also realize that Congress is made up of wealthy people. And many if not most got that way via Wall St. http://www.rollcall.com/features/Guide-to-Congress_2008/guide/28506-1.html?type=printer_friendly conflict of interest ?????