… While it will be many years yet before we can put a hard number on the amount of taxpayer dollars actually lost in the bailout, the Center for Media and Democracy’s latest assessment of dollars disbursed in the bailout graphically illustrates the extraordinary lengths to which the federal government went to bailout the financial sector.
The silence from deficit hawks is deafening on this point, even on how to have the money returned eventually…except, it appears, for Social Security and unemployment insurance. Are you really going to put up with this from either party? Looks to be yes, of course! (update: sources of numbers found at Sourcewatch)