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Where’d the bailout money go? Shhhh, it’s a secret

Posted By admin On December 22, 2008 @ 1:32 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

MATT APUZZO
AP [1]
Monday, Dec 22, 2008

It’s something any bank would demand to know before handing out a loan: Where’s the money going?

But after receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation’s largest banks say they can’t track exactly how they’re spending the money or they simply refuse to discuss it.

“We’ve lent some of it. We’ve not lent some of it. We’ve not given any accounting of, ‘Here’s how we’re doing it,’” said Thomas Kelly, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, which received $25 billion in emergency bailout money. “We have not disclosed that to the public. We’re declining to.”

The Associated Press contacted 21 banks that received at least $1 billion in government money and asked four questions: How much has been spent? What was it spent on? How much is being held in savings, and what’s the plan for the rest?

None of the banks provided specific answers.

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[1] AP: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081222/D957QL7O0.html

[2] Banks Keep Mum on What they Did with Bailout Cash: http://www.prisonplanet.com/banks-keep-mum-on-what-they-did-with-bailout-cash.html

[3] Top German Bankers See Plot To Funnel Bailout Money To French Banks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-german-bankers-see-plot-to-funnel-bailout-money-to-french-banks.html

[4] Citigroup to repay $20 billion in bailout money: http://www.prisonplanet.com/citigroup-to-repay-20-billion-in-bailout-money.html

[5] US forced banks to take bailout money: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-forced-banks-to-take-bailout-money.html

[6] Bailout Money – Instead of Being Used to Stabilize the Economy or Even the Bailed-Out Companies – is Just Going to Line the Pockets of the Wealthy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bailout-money-instead-of-being-used-to-stabilize-the-economy-or-even-the-bailed-out-companies-is-just-going-to-line-the-pockets-of-the-wealthy.html

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