The following is a list of government bailouts made this year from the government: $25 billion emergency aid to auto companies $29 billion to help JP Morgan buy Bear Sterns $37.8 billion 10/9/08 AIG $40 billion 11/10/08 AIG $85 billion to keep AIG in business $102 billion in FHA loans to distressed homeowners $152 billion 2008 economic stimulus act $200 billion to shore up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac $400 billion emergency credit line to banks $750 billion bailout bill Total price tag: $1.8 trillion Pending bailouts: Auto companies - $50 billion, economic stimulus package of 2009: $150 billion. Chances of unemployment reaching 10%? Pretty damn good. Chances of recovering your entire 401k? Zero.