As An Encore to Bailing Out the Big Banks, Government to Backstop Derivatives ClearinghousesSubmitted by Charleston Voice on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 15:13
Published by Charleston Voice, 05.26.12
… In the U.S. and Abroad... the US taxpayer gets another IRS accounts payable invoice! The banksters aren't done with us yet. Who says you can't get blood from a stone?
Submitted by George Washington on 05/26/2012 12:46 -0400
The government has been bailing out the giant, insolvent banks for years. (Many of the bailed out banks are foreign.)
That is preventing the economy from recovering … like countries that have grabbed the bull by the horns.
The government has allowed the amount of derivatives to reach 1.2 quadrillion dollars.
That is feeding the parasite of casino gambling … which is preventing the real economy from recovering and is killing the host of actual productivity.
What is the government doing for an encore? Bailing out the derivatives clearinghouses.
As the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday:
Little noticed is that on Tuesday Team Obama took its first formal steps toward putting taxpayers behind Wall Street derivatives trading — not behind banks that might make mistakes in derivatives markets, but behind the trading itself. Yes, the same crew that rails against the dangers of derivatives is quietly positioning these financial instruments directly above the taxpayer safety net...