A new report says the government's financial bailout program will see a $23 billion loss in the year that ended Sept. 30, compared with a $37 billion gain on taxpayers' investment the year before.
The Congressional Budget Office made the prediction in its report issued Tuesday on the federal budget. The expected loss is mainly due to the drop in the stock prices of General Motors and insurer American International Group, in which the government still holds big stakes.
AIG shares fell from around $40 to about $25 over the past year; GM shares fell from around $35 to $24.
Amid the 2008 financial crisis, Congress authorized spending $700 billion on the bailout. About $413 billion was lent. So far, the government has recovered around $318 billion.
WATCH: Rutgers students smear themselves with fake blood to protest @Nero
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?
New Jersey Man Slays Child | Human Events
Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz is the closest we’ve gotten to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes
GM Fires Concealed Carrying Valet Who Saved Autoworker Under Attack
Donald Trump: We're Going To Keep Common Core (Updated) | RedState
Stephen Self - Clinton Gets More Delegates Than Sanders Despite NH Blowout