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WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will spend $250 billion this year to purchase stock in banks and take a number of other bold steps in an effort to combat a global credit crisis that is threatening to push the country into a deep recession, industry and government officials say.
President Bush was scheduled to announce the new initiatives early Tuesday after executives of the country's biggest banks were summoned to a remarkable meeting at the Treasury Department on Monday. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson basically told the bank CEOs that they had to accept the government stock purchases for the good of the U.S. economy.
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Originally posted by 44soulslayer
So in 5 years time, not only will the dividend paid at a preferential rate to the governments have almost paid off the debt, the stock will also have gained in value. This should be good news for the taxpayer.