What Don’t We Know About the Bailout?
Any credible solution to today’s economic crisis must address one of the crisis’ fundamental causes – corruption and other abuses of power sustained by secrecy. While there are many different views on the causes of and remedies for the current turmoil in financial markets, there is broad agreement citizens deserve vigorous, timely, and accessible disclosure of all details surrounding any government decisions in response to financial market problems.
What You’ll Find on this Site
Official Statements & Reports
We’ll link you to the latest words from Washington, including Federal Reports and what’s coming up on the Hearing Schedule. We also will help you track Freedom of Information Requests and Responses.
Data & Tools You Can Use
Our Resources section contains links to all the best tools created by our participating organizations. For raw data and analysis, check out Subsidyscope.
Expert Analysis & Opinions
Analysis by our experts is discussed in depth on the Expert Exchange, an ongoing conversation between leaders in transparency and economic analysis. You can ask them about what you want to know.
Bailout Watch Project Update, IV
BailoutWatch.net continues to track the latest news, events, federal reports, and other useful resources related to the federal bailout. Read more »
Warrent Disposition Report
New report provides an overview of the warrants received by Treasury under the Capital Purchase Program (CPP) of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and an explanation of the warrant disposition process and the results achieved on behalf of taxpayers.
Making Home Affordable Program Report 1/19/10
Snapshot of mortgages serviced under the HAMP program through December 2009.
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S&P Says TALF Putting CMBS Market on the Road to Recovery
[Seeking Alpha: Linus Wilson, 1.29.10]
Small businesses leery of Obama’s jobs plan
[Washington Post, 1.29.10]
AIG Gets Strong Response on Bonus Cuts
[Wall Street Journal, 1.29.10]
Democrats get mixed budget office views on TARP
[Government Executive, 1.28.10]
Treasury Streamlines Its Mortgage Program
[New York Times, 1.28.10]
Bernanke Wins New Term
[Wall Street Journal, 1.28.10]