Warning: Use of undefined constant ddsg_language - assumed 'ddsg_language' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/sitemap-generator/sitemap-generator.php on line 44

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/sitemap-generator/sitemap-generator.php:44) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase2.php on line 1197
The Federal Reserve Made $52 Billion In 2009
Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

The Federal Reserve Made $52 Billion In 2009

January 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Economic News 

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

The Federal Reserve reaped quite a nice reward for its rescue efforts during the financial crisis. According to its preliminary unaudited 2009 results, the central bank made a whopping $52.1 billion in profit. Somewhere, Ron Paul’s blood is boiling. But before populist outrage at these profits take hold, let’s consider a few things.

First, the vast, vast majority of these profits are going back to taxpayers — $46.1 billion. As the release says:

Under the Board’s policy, the Reserve Banks are required to transfer their net income to the U.S. Treasury after providing for the payment of statutory dividends to member banks and equating surplus to paid-in capital.

Those statutory dividends were $1.4 billion, while the surplus capital was $4.6 billion. Taxpayers get the rest.

So the first point is that taxpayers actually benefit from the Fed’s profits. A lot. They got 89% of its net income. As a taxpayer, I’m pretty happy about that.

Click Here to Continue Reading

Comments

One Response to “The Federal Reserve Made $52 Billion In 2009”

  1. Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524
    Francisco Paine says:

    Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

    Audit the Fed, then
    END THE FED!

    -Francisco Paine

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!



Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524

Warning: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c01/h08/mnt/12575/domains/bankreorealestate.com/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate-google-analytics/ultimate_ga.php on line 524