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Remember That $83 Billion Bank Subsidy? We Weren't Kidding

By Patrick (384/384 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 26, 10:09am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   369 views   2 comments   watch (0)   share   quote

U.S. banks receive a taxpayer subsidy worth $83 billion a year has generated some, um, discussion. It's a big number, and the subsidy is a big issue for the banks. How did we get there? To recap, the largest banks can borrow money at a lower rate because creditors assume the government, on behalf of taxpayers, will rescue them in an emergency.

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1   errc (30/30 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 26, 10:23am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

But patrick, we had to bail out the 1%, and at such small costs, we should all be thankful,,,this was a bargain

Just imagine how much worse off everything would be right now, had we not saved the system?

2   curious2 (63/63 = 100% civil)   2013 Feb 26, 10:40am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

That particular subsidy is in addition to $1T/year of QE, plus ZIRP, all to prop up the malefactors that bankrupted the institutions they had been entrusted to run. If you prop up the one group of people who have proven they can't run a bank, and keep them in charge of everything, it would be insane to expect better economic results. I liked the comments below the article, from people praising their local community banks, where they got better rates than at the TBTF banks.

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