0.000000435%

is roughly the percent of GM that we each own.

$362 is what each of us paid for that equity stake.

That’s because $50,000,000,000 is the total amount the US Treasury has spent of GM’s survival. (That’s $30.1 billion for 60% of New GM’s equity + $20.6 billion that we spent trying to keep them out of bankruptcy.) And that’s just the beginning of it.

So $83,000,000,000 is what New GM would have to be worth in order for us to break even on our investment.

But $56,000,000,000 is what GM was worth at its all time peak in 2000.

And it’s only worth about $7,300,000,000 now.

So New GM would have to have about a 48% increase in value from its all time peak. Likely?

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  2. pwinn reblogged this from dihard and added:
    math differently, considering...$20.6B “sunk costs” and saying “we” paid $30.1B
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  5. mrjonnypantz reblogged this from dihard and added:
    Got to love how irresponsible our government is with our money
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    Nice one Obama..
  8. cowsandmilk reblogged this from dihard and added:
    are you seriously suggesting...through equity? That idea is so laughable.
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  13. alangwilson reblogged this from dihard and added:
    bad idea but the numbers really put things into perspective.
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    Someone give this woman a column in...Washington Post. The world could use more
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    bleak numbers … from...Harper’s Index
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