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Comparison of the Wall Street Bailout to Other Government Spending-Dollars and Sense

The collapse of the U.S. housing bubble led directly to the largest industry bailout in U.S. history as graphically illustrated by this bubble chart from the Center for Media and Democracy.

References for the statistics in the chart:
The S&L Crisis (audited RTC statements adjusted to 2010 dollars)[1]
Track the Recovery Money[2]
The CBO's Estimated Health Reform Cost[3]
Cost of U.S. Wars in the Middle East[4]
Total Wall Street Bailout Cost (see below)