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The government is in talks with lawmakers to use unspent TARP money to offset jobs spending and...

The government is in talks with lawmakers to use unspent TARP money to offset jobs spending and aid the long-term unemployed. According to the Treasury, the $700B bailout fund created in October 2008 already has a balance exceeding $200B. In testimony Wednesday, Geithner warned against shuttering TARP, but said much of the money would not be needed.
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  • cbc
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    Government in talks with lawmakers? Government is the lawmakers and the lawmakers are the government. Does this mean our government is talking to itself? Crazy? Goofy headline!
    3 Dec 2009, 09:53 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    In a strange way I find this news uplifting. I had assumed that all of the money had gone for "stimulus" in several Chicago Wards.

     

    Any sign of a verdict in the Blogojevich trial?
    3 Dec 2009, 09:54 AM Reply Like
  • j_remington
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    unspent TARP money? wtf...why does it need to be re-spent?
    3 Dec 2009, 11:37 AM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    On Dec 03 11:37 AM j_remington wrote:

     

    "Unspent TARP money? wtf...why does it need to be re-spent?"

     

    Because that's what the government does: spend!
    3 Dec 2009, 01:45 PM Reply Like
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