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March 22, 2023

Bank Collapses: Yes, It's a Taxpayer Bailout

US president Joe Biden "stresses that Silicon Valley Bank is not getting a bailout," The Hill reported on March 13.

"[N]o losses will be borne by the taxpayers," he said of the federal government's decision to cover depositor losses in excess of $250,000. "Instead, the money will come from the fees that banks pay into the Deposit Insurance Fund."

But Biden's explanation doesn't support Biden's claim. The bank's customers -- and, by extension, the bank itself -- are definitely getting a bailout. Here's why:

The FDIC is, as its name implies, an ins...

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