General Motors Pays Back $8 Billion to Taxpayers Ahead of Schedule

Taxpayers spent $205 billion to save the banks, and $136 billion has already been paid back. That leaves a $67 billion IOU from Wall Street to the federal government.

Citigroup, which received $45 billion, is the only major bank that has yet to pay back all of its TARP loan. Citi has so far repaid $20 billion and still owes another $25 billion.

Economist Mark Zandi of Moody's Economy.com said taxpayers will get their money back from the banks, but it will take time.

"I think a year from now, certainly two years from now, everyone will have paid us back what they owed us," Zandi said.

As for insurance giant AIG, which received $70 billion straight? Tax payers are still waiting for that money to be returned.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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