Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Goldman Sachs Starts the Avalanche That Will Crowd Out Non-Connected Borrowers

Goldman Sachs yesterday became the first US bank to issue debt backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp under yet another new Paulson/Geithner government plan to shovel money to the politically connected. Goldman raised $5 billion.

Under this program, money raised is guaranteed by the FDIC, which makes it as good as a Treasury raise. Among others, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley, GE Capital are all expected to follow Goldman.

When all is said and done. $300 billion is expected to be raised by this program. That's $300 billion that won't be available to non-bank, non-privileged elite.

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