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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.