In 2008, the American public was enraged as Hank Paulson shoved an $800 billion bankster handout named TARP down the throats of American taxpayers.
The recently completed GAO audit of the Federal Reserve as required under the Frank/Dodd legislation has revealed that the true number given to TBTF banks during the financial crisis was nearly 20 FOLD LARGER AT $16.115 TRILLION!!
In fact, 7 individual TBTF financial institutions each received bailouts in excess of $800 billion through various 4-letter acronym lending facilities!
The GAO report reveals that Citigroup received an astonishing $2.5 TRILLION, Morgan Stanley (who again may be on the verge of collapse) was bailed out to the tune of $2.04 TRILLION, and Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan received over $1.1 TRILLION combined! [Read more...]