However, don't worry about losing the money in your checking account if your bank goes under. Congress has already approved a $500 billion line of credit to the FDIC. Without a doubt, that line of credit is going to have to be tapped. This does emphasize the insanity of having the FDIC provide the guarantees for the PPIP [Public-Private Investment Program]. The fund simply does not have the resources available to do it. The money for the inevitable large losses that the fund will take on the program will come from that line of credit.http://finance.yahoo.com/news/FDIC-Fund-Running-zacks-15360529.html?sec=topStories&pos=4&asset=&ccode&ref=patrick.net
The prospect of the FDIC paying back that loan anytime soon from increased assessments on the banks is extremely remote. This is simply a back-door bailout of the FDIC, structured as a line of credit so it does not increase the reported budget deficit.
So let me get this straight....the institution established to protect our banking accounts will themselves need a bailout?
Why do I find this ironic?