50 billion of that is really not a taxpayer payback. writing down losses (deferred tax assets) and claiming that as a credit is just an accounting trick. treasury still will need to print this money and it will add to our deficits. it will temporarily keep the government funded however which is why obama likes this scenario so he can go on summer vacation.
How is uncle sam different from wall street barons? Is he not shaming wall street barons?
Why can not uncle sam explain what he is doing in any reasonable/rational terms other than blaming FnF and blaming shareholders?