Pulling back the curtain on the Wall Street money machine

By Ellen Brown

On November 27, Bloomberg News reported the results of its successful case to force the Fed to reveal the lending details of its 2008–09 bank bailout. In 29,000 pages of documents, the Fed revealed that by March 2009, it had committed $7.77 trillion in below-market loans and guarantees to rescuing the financial system; and that these nearly interest-free loans came without strings attached. The Fed insisted that the loans were repaid and there have been no losses, but the banks reaped a $13 billion windfall in profits; and “details suggest taxpayers paid a price beyond dollars as the secret funding helped preserve a broken status quo and enabled the biggest banks to grow even bigger.”

(Source: intrepidreport.com)