Math is Hard: Auto Bailout Cost Taxpayers $3.4B More Than Estimated

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:18 am

Another Obama success story. Oh, wait.

The federal government’s bailout of the auto industry will cost $3.4 billion more than previously thought, according to revised estimates this week from the Treasury Department.

The department now says the taxpayer burden is $25.1 billion, up from the last quarterly estimate of $21.7 billion, Reuters reported Monday.

The 2009 federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler continues to play a key role in the presidential election, particularly in the critical swing states of Michigan and Ohio.

President Obama has touted the bailout as a successful accomplishment in his first term. Romney has argued that the auto bailout was not such a success. He says many jobs were lost – particularly in Michigan and Ohio – which have still not been recovered. The high cost to taxpayers can only help Romney’s argument.

Of course the media will do their best to avoid that.

Is it any wonder these stooges are so terrified of Paul Ryan?

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One Response to “Math is Hard: Auto Bailout Cost Taxpayers $3.4B More Than Estimated”

  1. Blue Hen on 14/14/12 at 1:16 pm

    Math is indeed hard. Especially when you’re responsible for how the numbers add up.