Some media has reported that the Obama administration is working on a project "TARP for Small Businesses". IMO the US needs ASAP a new "New Deal". http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2009/07/tarp-funds-opening-to-small-businesses.html " TARP Funds Opening to Small Businesses? By Caleb Groos on July 13, 2009 12:47 PM | No TrackBacks The Obama administration is reportedly thinking about opening up some of the $700 billion in TARP funds to small businesses. With TARP money already having been given to automakers and insurance companies in addition to banks, many small businesses ask: why not us? Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds were originally intended to help mend financial institutions. Small business owners and workers watching the goverment use TARP funds to bail out automakers and insurers have since been wondering: where is the bailout for small businesses? The Washington Post reports that small businesses could soon join GM, Chrysler and AIG as TARP recipients. Though no firm plan has been put forth, Treasury Secretary Geitner reportedly supports the idea of opening up TARP funds to small businesses. [...] "