The US Tax payer was sold down the river by the banks and the government when they played the greatest shell game in history. They created a system that would take the economy down and when it happened they came to the government for a bailout. Congress was sold a bill of goods. Congress was eager to buy that bill for many reasons but mostly out of fear of losing votes in upcomming election. Trillions of dollars given to the banks and insurers and the issues were not addressed. The economy is still being held hostage.
and the government is likely to hand over billions more to the banks before this is over.