Saturday, September 22, 2012

America's Top Welfare Recipients

No story here. Just a list. Whenever someone talks about -in code of course- about the takers of society I always find it helpful to look at this list. The takers are, of course, not really the elderly, rural Whites, our veterans, people who serve in the Armed forces. The takers are largely code of Black and Latino people, single mothers, and those seen as being a drag on our society.

This list is where most of the surplus and hundreds of billions of dollars went to, in order to prop up billionaire and trillion dollar corporations This is where a large percentage of government money goes to every year, much more than hungry children and the 'inner city problem.'

And these are their assets. Yet we blame illegal immigrants, single mothers, and the elderly which represent a fraction of our costs and have an infinitesimal amount of assets.

Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)
Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)
Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)
Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)
Barclays PLC (United Kingdom): 
$868 billion ($868,000,000,000)
Bear Sterns: $853 billion ($853,000,000,000)
Goldman Sachs: $814 billion ($814,000,000,000)
Royal Bank of Scotland (UK): $541 billion ($541,000,000,000)
JP Morgan Chase: $391 billion ($391,000,000,000)
Deutsche Bank (Germany): $354 billion ($354,000,000,000)
UBS (Switzerland): $287 billion ($287,000,000,000)
Credit Suisse (Switzerland): $262 billion ($262,000,000,000)
Lehman Brothers: $183 billion ($183,000,000,000)
Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom): $181 billion ($181,000,000,000)
BNP Paribas (France): $175 billion ($175,000,000,000)

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