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CBO – Taxpayer Cost is $31B for Troubled Asset Relief Program

To AutoInformed’s knowledge not one person at the firms responsible has been successfully prosecuted for what was rampant financial fraud that caused the housing and stock markets to collapse as the ratings agencies paid by the swindlers continued to claim the complex financial instruments issued were investment grade when they were indeed junk. Junk bonds – never has a financial instrument so honestly been named. Continue reading

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Troubled Asset Relief Program – Total Cost $32B

The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) of 2008 and other desperate actions let the Department of the Treasury promote stability in financial markets through the purchase and guarantee of “troubled assets.” It was a latter part of the Emergency Economic … Continue reading

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Ally Bailout Terms Met – Allowing for Common Dividends

This removes the restriction on Ally of offering common equity distributions. Ally’s stated objective is to pay a dividend and start a share repurchase program in 2016. Continue reading

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Treasury No Longer Owns GM Common Stock

Treasury in a statement said it recouped a total of $39 billion from the original GM investment. Taxpayers in 2009 gave GM $49.5 billion in loans ($50 billion including loans for the Supplier and Warranty Programs) in exchange for $2.1 billion in preferred stock and a 60.8% equity stake in the reorganized company. Continue reading

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Economist Says Auto Bailouts Saved More than 4 Million Jobs

A newly released report by the Center for Automotive Research, aka CAR, says that the auto bailouts conducted during the 2009 by the U.S. federal government saved more than 4 million jobs. It also saved U.S. taxpayers or avoided the loss of $105.3 billion in transfer payments and the loss of personal and social insurance tax collections or 768% of the net investment of the thus far $11.8 billion. Continue reading

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Treasury Out of General Motors Stock by Year End

During 2009 when the Bush Administration’s Great Recession was in full force and worsening, the U.S. government via taxpayers gave GM $49.5 billion in loans ($50 billion including loans for the Supplier and Warranty Programs) in exchange for $2.1 billion in preferred stock and a 60.8% equity stake in the reorganized company. Treasury has been selling the stock since late last year. A quick back of the envelope calculation at current market rates shows that taxpayers will ultimately lose ~$10 billion. Continue reading

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Treasury Recoups another $1.2 Billion from GM

The U.S. Treasury during October continued its sale of GM common stock receiving net proceeds of ~$1.2 billion without saying how much it received per share. Continue reading

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GM Declares Dividend on Series B Preferred Stock

General Motors (NYSE: GM) will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.59375 per share on its Series B mandatory convertible junior preferred stock on 2 December 2013 to Series B holders of record as of 15 November. Continue reading

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