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Fed Takes Another $800 bn From Taxpayers…

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The US Federal Reserve has committed yet more money to the so-called “bailout” of the US economy – this despite no hard evidence that credit markets are, in fact, tightening (as we reported here). $800,000,000,000. more. house-with-foreclosure-sign

According to Bloombergยน, $600 bn will be used to purchase toxic assets of Freddie, Fannie et al., the very entities without whose existence the housing slump could not have occurred.

Another $200 bn will go to “support” consumer and small-business loans.

What does that mean for the beleaguered US taxpayers? Well, as we previously wrote, the original $700 bn TARP package, coupled with the attempted bailouts of Bear Stearns and AIG, already had taxpayers on the hook for $7,546 each. This adds another $5,954 to each taxpayer’s obligation, for a grand total (to date) of a staggering $13,500.

That’s a bill which, of course, will come due for taxpayer at some later date. There are no reports of any discussions on that part of the equation…

Written by westcoastsuccess

November 25, 2008 at 7:46 am