Here is compiled data from the government bailout programs which equate to about $1,000/citizen so far. I farmed the work to Mechanical Turk for $5. Here is the spreadsheet dataDownload TARP summary.xls .
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Bailout nation has a few moving pieces which are grow like acronym kudzu:
- TARP=Treasury Asset Relief Program
- AIFG=Automotive industry finance program
- TIP=Targeted investment program
- AGP=Asset Guarantee program
- CABLIIP=Consumer & business lending initiative investment program
I have just banged together the data. There are over 505 institutions who received a little Bailout love, but I only graphed those receiving over $1 billion. After all anything less is pocket change these days. Rolfe over at Optionarmageddon will do a better deep dive on this stuff.
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And for some serious coverage on the issue there is always the Onion. Yet another news network with better analysis than Cramer or was that Jon Stewart: