Supposedly there is a bill floating throught Congress that would extend TARP financing to real estate properties, both commercial and residential large properties. http://www.nypost.com/seven/08132009/business/apts_to_rent__2b_184293.htm Who is now supposed to pay for this if funds don't get returned? Are the traders still on the hook for this now? Or will they introduce a "lease tax" on all new leases to pay for any short falls? Why do I get the feeling that over time it will be the Financial Industry (read: the traders) who will end up getting screwed for this monstrosity of a program? BTW, it is sponsored by Barney Frank. What are the odds?