Try 7.77 Trillion. Tarp was public knowledge, $780 billion. the Trillions were done through Fed loans under Hoover era law that says the Fed can loan money basically free to any institution they feel is important enough to the U.S. to do so. Many of those banks were foreign even. They made $13 billion on the money. Many invested some of it in treasuries. That right the goveernment gave them money at basically 0 % interest and they loaned in back to the governement and drew interest. Awesome, where is this Fed Discount Window? Is it a drive through? I want some of this action.