It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Newly released documents shed more light on Wall Street's "Secret Government."

page: 1
0

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:12 AM
link   
Ah 2008, how long ago it all seems...many have already forgotten those sweaty "too big to fail" days of yore..but you can be sure the economy has yet to forget. Nothing has been the same since 2008, it has all been downhill, and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel yet. Given this, anything that helps explain what happened during the bailouts remains relevant.

So little was told to us before they rammed their bailouts through a terrified congress...don't we deserve to learn more? While the situation is still murky, a newly released cache of documents helps shed some light on the scene.


Through a freedom of information request by Bloomberg News, the public now has access to over 29,000 pages of Fed documents and 21,000 additional Fed transactions that were deliberately hidden, and for good reason...

These documents show how top government officials willfully concealed from Congress and the public the true extent of the 2008-'09 bailouts that enriched the few and enhanced the interests of giant Wall Streets firms. Here’s what we now know:

•The secret Wall Street bailouts totaled $7.77 trillion, 10 times more than the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) passed by Congress in 2008.
•Knowledge of the secret bailout funds was not shared with Congress even while it was drafting and debating legislation to break up the big banks.
•The secret funding, provided at below-market rates, gave Wall Street banks an additional $13 billion in profits. (That’s enough money to hire more than 325,000 entry level teachers.)
•The secret loans financed bank mergers so that the largest banks could grow even larger. The money also allowed banks to step up their lobbying efforts.


There's more at the source, including links to the documents.
See:
www.alternet.org...

edit on 12/5/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 01:24 AM
link   
Please continue the discussion in the existing thread.

Thank you.

Thread closed.



new topics
 
0

log in

join