Taxpayers seem to be making money from the bailout of the banks:

* The U.S. government sold its remaining shares in Citigroup Inc (C.N) for $4.35 apiece, marking an exit from ownership in the bailed-out bank, with a $12 billion gross profit for taxpayers. Its shares were off 1.1 percent to $4.40 in premarket trading.
I will grant you that. But as a whole, banks are still the vampires of the lifeblood that courses through the social body, the general intellect.