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A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis:The Bailout


What do you do if you don’t have the money to pay a debt? If you are like most of us, you borrow. The US Government is no different. In order to pay for the $700 billion bailout, it will have to borrow more money, increasing the national debt. But who will pay for this massive bailout? If you are a US taxpayer, you will.

Here is a visual guide to understanding how the bailout is funded and a couple of financial experts’ take on how it could be funded.

Source:10 Ways to Bail Out Wall Street (and Main Street) Without Soaking Taxpayers in Debt

For more personal finance visualizations see: WallStats.com