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Calculating the Total Bailout Costs

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 2, 2008 @ 7:00 am In Bailouts,Credit,Federal Reserve,Taxes and Policy | Comments Disabled

More than a few people have asked me how I came up with the the $8.5 trillion figure for the total cost of the bailouts. Below is a table, plus the Excel Spreadsheet it came from.

Note that this cost does not include the $5.2 trillion in Fannie/Freddie portfolios that the US taxpayer is now also explicitly responsible for.



Download the Spreadsheet:  us-government-rescue-programs [2].xls

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