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    I'm furious about my squandered nation.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008

    Taxpayers Pick up Tab for Deregulation that made handful wealthy

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) might have to borrow money from the Treasury Department to see it through an expected wave of bank failures, the Wall Street Journal reported.

    The borrowing could be needed to cover short-term cash-flow pressures caused by reimbursing depositors immediately after the failure of a bank, the paper said.

    The borrowed money would be repaid once the assets of that failed bank are sold.

    "I would not rule out the possibility that at some point we may need to tap into (short-term) lines of credit with the Treasury for working capital, not to cover our losses," Chairman Sheila Bair said in an interview with the paper.

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