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12/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

10 Enormous Bailouts From The Financial Crisis: Who's The Least Deserving? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Nearly a year has passed since Congress and former President Bush gave the Treasury Department the authority to distribute hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars to failing banks, automakers, and AIG. (Read Shahien Nasiripour's breakdown of the money flow here.)

(The Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae bailouts, in the amounts of $50.7 billion and $44.9 billion, respectively, aren't included in our round-up because their funding was authorized in earlier legislation passed in July 2008.)

Treasury has thus far given money to more than 700 companies, but a handful of firms received TARP money in especially massive amounts. We took a look back at how much these companies got, what's been repaid, and what's still outstanding. Check out our photos below and vote for the least deserving bailout recipient.


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10 Enormous Bailouts From The Financial Crisis
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10 Enormous Bailouts From The Financial Crisis

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