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Associated Press – 8 hrs ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says U.S. taxpayers are still owed $132.9 billion that companies haven't repaid from the financial bailout, and some of that will never be recovered.

The bailout launched at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 will continue to exist for years, says a report issued Thursday by Christy Romero, the acting special inspector general for the $700 billion bailout. Some bailout programs, such as the effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure by reducing mortgage payments, will last as late as 2017, costing the government an additional $51 billion or so.

The gyrating stock market has slowed the Treasury Department's efforts to sell off its stakes in 458 bailed-out companies, the report says. They include insurer American International Group Inc., General Motors Co. and Ally Financial Inc.

If Treasury plans to sell its stock in the three companies at or above the price where taxpayers would break even on their investment — $28.73 a share for AIG, $53.98 for GM — it may take a long time for the market to rebound to that level, the report says. AIG's shares closed Wednesday at $25.31, while GM ended at $24.92. Ally isn't publicly traded.

It will also be challenging for the government to get out of the 458 companies as the market remains volatile and banks struggle keep afloat in the tough economy, it says.

Congress authorized $700 billion for the bailout of financial companies and automakers, and $413.4 billion was paid out. So far the government has recovered about $318 billion. The bailout is called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

"TARP is not over," Romero said in a statement. She said her office will maintain its commitment to protect taxpayers for the duration of the program.

Treasury spokesman Matt Anderson said the department "has made substantial progress winding down TARP and has already recovered more than 77 percent of the funds disbursed for the program, through repayments and other income."

"We'll continue to balance the important goals of exiting our investments as soon as practicable and maximizing value for taxpayers," Anderson said.

The government has unwound its investments in four of the companies that received the most aid: Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Chrysler Group LLC and Chrysler Financial, the automaker's old lending arm.

On Wednesday, Treasury announced that it had sold the final batch of securities under its $368 million Small Business Administration loan program under TARP.

In Romero's quarterly report to Congress, she said her office has uncovered and prevented fraud related to TARP. Investigations by her office have resulted in criminal charges against 10 people and three convictions, the report notes.


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"I want to take this opportunity to mention how thankful I am for an Obama re-election. The choice was clear. We cannot live in a country that treats homosexuals and women as second class citizens. Homosexuals deserve all of the rights and benefits of marriage that heterosexuals receive. Women deserve to be treated with respect and their salaries should not depend on their gender, but their quality of work. I am also thankful that the great, progressive state of California once again voted for the correct President. America is moving forward, and the direction is a positive one."

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The 2009 fiscal year ran from October 1st, 2008 (who was president then?) to September 30th, 2009. It had NOTHING to do with Obama! It was a $1.4 trillion deficit for 2009 and it belongs with BUSH!

Obama has 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 fiscal years.

2010 = $1.3 trillion

2011 = $1.3 trillion

2012 = Will not know until September 30, 2012 but it is estimated to be $1.5 trillion.

2013 = Unknown

$1.3T + $1.3T + $1.5T = $4.1T

Then add FY 2013...We'll call it an even $1T

His first term will have about $5 trillion in deficits not $1.65T.

But the most important thing to remember is that this was all predicted well in advance, considering the economic disaster Obama inherited.

The thing with Bush is he was predicted to have a $5.6 trillion SURPLUS!!! Wipe out our debts completely!!! He had the most golden opportunity ever to be recognized as the greatest president to ever live (in terms of budgets).

An ape could have wiped out ALL of our debt, and go down in history as a president that racked up trillions upon trillions in surpluses....In other words, Bush failed miserably.


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Excuses, excuses. When is this President going to take responsibility for his failures, and those of Reid and Pelosi?

What are his failures? Creating MILLIONS of jobs, getting Osama, bringing down unemployment, and saving the economy from a depression?

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