Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 & American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan of 2009

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Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 &
American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan of 2009

TJ Wicker
PP 301
Professor Tracy Sanders
5/28/2012

Outline of 2008 and 2009 Political Environments

I. Overview - The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (commonly called The Bailout Bill and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan of 2009 (commonly called The Stimulus Bill) involved massive amounts of taxpayer dollars into the faltering U.S. economy. However the level of bi-partisan support was drastically different. How did the 2008 and 2009 political environments lead to the vastly different levels of support for the “Bailout” and “Stimulus” Bills? II. 2008 Political Environment

A. Topic #1 Stabilizing the Economy
1. Subtopic #1 Homeownership Preservation
2. Subtopic #2 Taxpayer Protection
3. Subtopic #3 No Windfalls for Executives
4. Subtopic #4 Strong Oversight
B. Topic #2 The Final House Vote
1. Subtopic #1 Business influence and the Potential of Monetary Donations 2. Subtopic #2 The Constituency and the Committee
3. Subtopic #3 From Failure to Passage: H.R. 3997 and H.R. 1424 4. Subtopic #4 Analysis
C. Topic #3 The Troubled Assets Relief Program
1. Subtopic #1 Executive and Congressional Proposals
2. Subtopic #2 Treasury Actions Since Enactment
3. Subtopic #3 Potential Causes of Financial instability
4. Subtopic #4 Sources of Current Market Turmoil
D. Topic #4 Evidence of the Real Effects of Financial Market Turmoil 1. Subtopic #1 Expectations, Mortgage Defaults, and Asset Prices 2. Subtopic #2 Liquidly and Uncertainty
3. Subtopic #3 Capitol Adequacy and Leverage
4. Subtopic #4 Too Big to Fail?
E. Topic #5 Conclusion
1. Subtopic #1 Wealth Effect?
2. Subtopic #2 Bank Balance Sheets and Regulating credit Markets 3. Subtopic #3 Reinforcing Delinquencies and Foreclosures in Housing Markets 4. Subtopic #4 Difficulties of Using Debt Financing...
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