Five Questions About the Bailouts TARP Was No Win for the Taxpayers Treasury’s claim that the bank bailouts will return a profit ignores the other, more costly programs enabling the banks to repay their TARP funds.

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TARP Program ROI Not So Hot for Taxpayers by Darwin on January 17, 2009 According to the blog from the Director of the Congressional Budget Office, the return on investment to taxpayers for the TARP program is not so good.

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The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) is a program of the United States government to purchase toxic assets and equity from financial institutions to strengthen its financial sector that was passed by a Democratic Party controlled Congress and signed into law by Republican Party President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008.

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That’s why we put together the following chart that boils down some of the key facts about TARP, by the numbers. TARP: BY THE NUMBERS 70 Percent: Percentage of TARP disbursements ($411 billion) taxpayers have recovered ($287 billion) to date, including repayments, dividends, warrant sales, and other income.

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Despite this chorus of praise, the TARP bailout was a terrible idea that will cost taxpayers both directly and indirectly through its perverse incentives. The Politics of TARP Probably more than any other issue, the pundits’ handling of TARP has been extremely political.

But big-money interests drew maps that defined the “distressed areas” to conveniently cover wherever they wanted another.

Bottom Line: TARP money is a no-win situation for financial institutions. Its net effect is to add a completely unmanageable PR nightmare on top of all their other woes. Its net effect is to add a completely unmanageable PR nightmare on top of all their other woes.

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As of 2018, TARP didn’t cost the taxpayers anything. Instead, Treasury received $3 billion more than the $439.6 billion it disbursed. Of that, $376.4 billion was repaid by the banks, auto companies, and AIG.

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The big banks claim that they have paid back all of the bailout money they received, and that the taxpayers have actually made money on the bailouts. However, as Barry Ritholtz notes : Pro Publica has been maintaining a list of bailout recipients , updating the amount lent versus what was repaid.