Posts Tagged ‘trillion’

Dear Class of 2013: You’ve Been Scammed. One writer argues that the “college-industrial complex” is the biggest conspiracy in America. You sit here today, $30,000 or $40,000 in debt, as the latest victims of what may well be the biggest conspiracy in U.S. history. It is a conspiracy so big and powerful that Dan Brown [...]

Anyone who wants to understand the enduring nature of Occupy Wall Street and similar protests across the country need only look at the first official data on 2010 paychecks, which the U.S. government posted on the Internet on Wednesday. The figures from payroll taxes reported to the Social Security Administration on jobs and pay are, in [...]

A woman is suing P Diddy for $1 trillion (£635 billion). Valerie Joyce Wilson Turks, 31, has filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the rap mogul, his former girlfriend Kim Porter and Rodney King, the man who was a victim of assault by the Los Angeles Police in 1991. She also claims [...]

The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including health, education, law enforcement and veterans’ programs. The more-than-1,000-page package, one of the last essential chores of Congress this year, passed 57-35 and now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dalton Chiscolm is unhappy about Bank of America’s customer service — really, really unhappy. Chiscolm in August sued the largest U.S. bank and its board, demanding that “1,784 billion, trillion dollars” be deposited into his account the next day. He also demanded an additional $200,164,000, court papers show.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that the federal government may have to spend even more money to shore up the nation’s ailing economy, on top of the more than $1.6 trillion so far approved by Congress. Several economists have said the stimulus package will not meet the administration’s goal of saving or creating 3.5 [...]

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has unveiled a comprehensive bank bail-out plan worth at least $1.5 trillion! Under the plan, the size of a key Federal Reserve lending program will be expanded to $1 trillion from $200bn. In addition, a public-private investment fund of $500bn will be created to absorb banks’ toxic assets and could [...]

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Posted: 18th January 2009 by Simo Häyhä in Economy | Finance
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George W. Bush’s presidency cost the country about $11.5 trillion, if we estimate liberally. Over the past eight years, we’ve suffered calamities that were bound to damage the nation deeply: two recessions, the most lethal terrorist attacks ever on U.S. soil, the invasion of Iraq on dubious grounds, the near destruction of one of our [...]