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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 12:41 PM

Breakdown of the Fed's $13.9 Trillion Commitment

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With thanks to Calculated Risk who published this table earlier, here is a breakdown of the Fed's $13.9 Trillion Commitment as published in the FDIC Summer 2009 Supervisory Insights.

Government Support for Financial Assets and Liabilities Announced in 2008 and Soon Thereafter ($ in billions)
Important note: Amounts are gross loans, asset and liability guarantees and asset purchases, do not represent net cost to taxpayers, do not reflect contributions of private capital expected to accompany some programs, and are announced maximum program limits so that actual support may fall well short of these levels

Year-end 2007 Year-end 2008Subsequent or Announced Capacity If Different
Treasury Programs
TARP investments1$0$300$700
Funding GSE conservatorships2$0$200$400
Guarantee money funds3$0$3,200
Federal Reserve Programs
Term Auction Facility (TAF)4$40$450$900
Primary Credit5$6$94
Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF)6$0$334$1,800
Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF)5$0$37
Single Tranche Repurchase Agreements7$0$80
Agency direct obligation purchase program8$0$15$200
Agency MBS program8$0$0$1,250
Asset-backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund
Liquidity Facility (AMLF)9$0$24
Maiden Lane LLC (Bear Stearns)9$0$27
AIG (direct credit)10$0$39$60
Maiden Lane II (AIG)5$0$20
Maiden Lane III (AIG)5$0$27
Reciprocal currency swaps11$14$554
Term securities lending facility (TSLF) and TSLF options program(TOP)12$0$173$250
Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF)13$0$0$1,000
Money Market Investor Funding Facility (MMIFF)14$0$0$600
Treasury Purchase Program (TPP)15$0$0$300
FDIC Programs
Insured non-interest bearing transactions accounts16$0$684
Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP)17$0$224$940
Joint Programs
Citi asset guarantee18$0$306
Bank of America asset guarantee19$0$0$118
Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP)20$0$0$500
Estimated Reductions to Correct for Double Counting
TARP allocation to Citi and Bank of America asset guarantee21

– $13
TARP allocation to TALF21

– $80
TARP allocation to PPIP21

– $75
Total Gross Support Extended During 2008
Maximum capacity of support programs announced through first quarter 200922


Table notes:
1 $300 is as of 1-23-2009 as reported in SIGTARP report of February 6 2009; EESA authorized $700.
2 Year-end reflects Treasury announcement of September 7, 2009, capacity reflects Treasury announcement of February 18, 2009; funding authorized under Housing and Economic Recovery Act.
3 Informal estimate of amount guaranteed at year-end 2008, provided by Treasury staff.
4 Year-end balances from Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.R. 1, “Factors Affecting Reserve Balances” (henceforth, H.R. 1); capacity from “Domestic Open Market Operations During 2008” (Report to the Federal Open Market Committee, January 2009), page 24.
5 Year-end balances from H.R. 1.
6 Year-end balances from H.R. 1; capacity from “Report Pursuant to Section 129 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: Commercial Paper Funding Facility,” accessed May 26, 2009, from http://www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/annual/annual08/CPFFfinstmt2009.pdf.
7 Year-end balances from H.R. 1; see also “Domestic Open Market Operations During 2008” (henceforth “DOMO report”) report to the Federal Open Market Committee, January 2009, page 11, summary of activity in program announced March 7 by the Federal Reserve.
8 Year-end balances from H.R. 1, capacity from Federal Reserve announcements of November 25, 2008 and March 18, 2009.
9 H.R. 1.
10 Year-end balances from H.R. 1; capacity from periodic report pursuant to EESA, “Update on Outstanding Lending Facilities Authorized by the Board Under Section 13(3) of the Federal Reserve Act,” February 25, 2009, page 8, henceforth referred to as “Update;” Federal Reserve AIG support is separate from Treasury support that is included in the TARP line item.
11 Year-end balances reported in DOMO report, page 25.
12 Year-end balances from H.R. 1; capacity from Federal Reserve announcement of March 11, 2008, Federal Reserve Bank of New York press release of August 8, 2008, and discussion at page 22 of DOMO report.
13 From “Update,” page 2.
14 From “Report Pursuant to Section 129 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: Money Market Investor Funding Facility,” accessed May 26, 2009, from http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/129mmiff.pdf; Federal Reserve to fund 90 percent of financing or $540 billion.
15 Program and capacity announced by the Federal Reserve, March 18, 2009.
16 FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile, Fourth Quarter 2008, (henceforth, “QBP”) Table III-C.
17 Year-end outstanding from QBP, Table IV-C; total estimated cap for all entities opting in the program from QBP, Table II-C.
18 Announcement by FDIC, Treasury, and Federal Reserve November 23, 2008.
19 Announcement by FDIC, Treasury, and Federal Reserve of January 16, 2009.
20 To purchase legacy assets, as described in Treasury, FDIC, and Federal Reserve announcement of March 23, 2009. $500 refers to maximum capacity of Legacy Loans Program; funding for the Legacy Securities Program is believed to be subsumed under the TALF.
21 SIGTARP quarterly report of April, 2009, page 38.
22 Year-end 2008 amounts plus the amount by which announced capacity exceeds the year-end 2008 amount, minus the amount of known double counting.

Of that $13.9 Trillion Commitment, $6.8 Trillion has already been lent in 2008. The Fed has not disclosed precisely where all of that money has gone.

Tell the Truth or Shut Up

I have a request for Geithner and Bernanke: Tell the truth or shut up.

Both Geithner and Bernanke maintain that banks are well capitalized. Indeed many banks are returning TARP funds. However, if banks are well capitalized then why not cancel the remaining $7 Trillion of this taxpayer ripoff right now? Pray tell, what's the need to go ahead with the PPIP?

Ben and Tim, please stop saying that taxpayers will not lose money on these schemes. You know, I know and the whole world knows that is a preposterous lie. Please come out and say you really do not give a damn about taxpayers because we all know that you don't. This is a taxpayer sponsored bank bailout, no more no less.

If you cannot give an honest assessment (and the whole world knows you can't), then please stop your disgusting, phony charades and fake transparency efforts.

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