The Bailout and Strategies for Investors - 2008 Bailout

Steven Rattner Op-Ed article criticizes meritless litigation brought against government entities like that of Maurice R Greenberg, former chief executive of American International Group, over terms of its 2008 financial bailout; contends government is on a strong legal and moral ground to deny these opportunists the undeserved windfall they are after.

TOTAL: $3,920,000,000,0002008 BAILOUT TOTAL AS OF NOV 2008: $4,616,000,000,000

Some differentiation is needed between 2008 and post-2008 bailouts because of two different administrations. And let’s not forget the fact that more people can buy new cars when they’re employed, that’s a big reason why GM had a great 2011 i’m sure, which helps loans get paid back and stock prices to rise!

AUSTRALIA endorses the Cargo 2008 Bailout

I have not come up with any quotes for the rest of the class of 2008 bailouts. This graphic demonstrates how the 2008 bailout, so far, costs as much as several large and famous government projects added up together. Yes, these numbers are inflation adjusted.

2008 bailouts were conspiracy to keep fat cats in business

Editorial by Noam Scheiber, senior editor at The New Republic, examines case of Starr International Co Inc v United States, challenging government's 2008 bailout of AIG on constitutional grounds; argues that while case is far-fetched on its merits, it could serve to heal the long-festering wound of controversy surrounding sweetheart deal that banks like Goldman Sachs received during bailout.

The October 2008 bailouts were associated with a narrowing of


The untold story in the foreclosure crisis unfolding across America is that, following a foreclosure perpetrated by one of the October 2008 Bailout Banks (e.g. Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo) Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac suddenly appear as the record owner of Average Joe’s home. These federal government sponsored entities then go into local housing court and get a court order authorizing them to evict Joe. If Joe resists, these supposedly charitable institutions obtain a writ ordering the local sheriff to forcibly remove Joe from his home.Bevin speaks against amnesty for undocumented immigrants and decries the 2008 bailouts for banks and Wall Street investment houses. He calls for the complete defunding of Obamacare. Bevin paints McConnell as lifelong politician who is more interested in keeping his job than bringing new ones to Kentucky.Losses on rescues of GM and Chrysler meant that the auto bailout ultimately cost taxpayers $9.3 billion. The Center for Automotive Research, an Ann Arbor, Mich., think tank that supported the 2008 bailouts, said those rescues spared 1.2 million jobs in 2009.