As we noted
this morning, Goldman Sachs is now saying they've had enough of federal government oversight of their business. So they're going to pay the TARP money back as soon as next month. The problem is that TARP money was only the start of the government aid Goldman got since last fall. There are loan guarantees, more than ten billion in additional dollars funneled through AIG. Zack Roth adds it all up here
This leaves aside the more speculative question of whether Goldman could have survived without the federal government's other aid to the financial sector in general.