Effectively, the Feds loaned the global financial firm Lehman Brothers $87 billion Monday as it filed for bankruptcy and sent Wall Street into even more of tizzy, CNBC reports. In order to “to avoid disruption of financial markets,” the feds asked JP Morgan Chase to advance Lehman the 87 really big ones, then the Federal Reserve Bank of New York repaid Chase. Wait, wasn’t everyone patting the government on the back for not bailing out Lehman? Looks like that was only half of the story. Your tax dollars at work.
Fed Repaid JPMorgan $87 Billion for Lehman Financing [CNBC] (Thanks to The Larsons!)