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    echoblaze is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Default Bailout: aye or nay?

    should the government use $700billion of tax-payer's monies to buy up otherwise-bankrupt companies ?

    edit: oops mistyped. it is indeed "billion"
    Last edited by echoblaze; 09-23-2008 at 05:04 PM.

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    By government you're talking about the US, right? And by companies you're talking about financial institutions, right?

    There is not real reason to do this. It's a short term solution to a long term problem. Either take the hit now, or a bigger one later. The gov should leave the markets alone. It's supposed to be a 'free market'. Interference should be restricted to adjustements reflecting the Treasury's policies.

    Um, if you're talking about companies in general, then I'd assume you're talking about saving jobs and that kinda stuff. If that's the case, then why not? Like the Mini Cooper after the war -produce goods at a loss, but give employment. Fine if you have the cash to burn.

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    Aye, Better then doing nothing.
    AmeriKa is already going down the path of United Soviets States of Amerika


    and BTW
    it is 700 Billion

    700 Billions worth of toilet flushing.
    700 Billions of cash going done the drain.
    Last edited by R3dKnight; 09-23-2008 at 06:42 PM.

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    Well the thing is, If those companies fall, pretty much does the US, so there is not much the US can do about it... sad but true, only doom awaits

    Bush is just borrowing time, dunno what good does that... the more you borrow the harder is going to be the fall.

    Barack is not saying anything, I bet he is at home thinking... Is really worth risking my ass to save this country of such a huge mess? (If he is elected and can't deliver on his promises) and hell I don't think anyone would be able to deliver anything other than bad news in this gray times.

    But there is still hope, just KILL 50% of the Military Budget (Just keep the Navy and the Air force) and go green IE farm your way out of hell

    China is the Industrial Behemoth nothing we can do about that any more >_>

    PS: We can try to get the Chinese to have a few revolutions (that always works)
    DEAD TO THE RETARDS!!!
    DEAD TO THE FANBOYS!!!
    DEAD TO THE WERESHEEP!!!

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    or you could try to fight for an independent state by
    triggering a small civil war.

    and if your lucky and win(with the help of Russia)
    you will be free of debt and let the other united states pay for your previous debt

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    ^ Yeah, genius.


    The US has fault because they were alway against regulations.
    So they have to get out of this alone.

    I really really really hope that no country on this planet is gonna help them... because its simply their fault.
    The EU has planed to introduce regulations, but the US always rejected it.

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    they should of course

    every time I read some American political shits on the internet.
    The Republican always had to defend how great Bush Sr/Jr and Reagan is on
    how the Tax cuts to the elites helped the economy.
    how fuel prices has dropped
    how good times are.
    how the Clinton's years has hurt the American economy.
    and how Tax is teh evil!


    well anyway.
    If you don't wanna face reality and keep borrowing you will
    end up just like U.S.S.A


    And Btw
    You hear it first from me about the civil war!

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    I think I heard Bill Clinton saying he did this, very smart idea:

    Loan the companies the money, but charge them interest so the tax payers do get something out of this shafting.

    Until one has given everything, one has given nothing.
    óGeorges Guynemer

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    the 700 billions are nothing but flushing money
    used to buy all those unwanted/toxic bonds

    which Paulson probably sell it back to the market for halve the price.
    from 700 -> 350 -> 175 ...till the market got better, which I doubt that ever will happen

    and besides the 700 billion isn't tax money.
    It is borrow money, that you will later have to pay back with tax money, rent, amero and slavery to Japan/China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanul View Post
    I think I heard Bill Clinton saying he did this, very smart idea:

    Loan the companies the money, but charge them interest so the tax payers do get something out of this shafting.
    Uh yeah. This is already possible (depending on the firm). Without a charter to operate as a private bank though, I don't think it's possible, that's why a couple of invest banks recently did this (Goldman Sachs for one). The companies still want their $ though. I mean those securities do have a market value (even if it may be slightly less than crap), but I don't see any particular reason for the government to pay above market prices to take it off their hands to increase liquidity. Why not claim those assets under eminent domain and set the price ourselves? If I recall correctly the proposed measure is a reverse bidding process, with so few competitors I wouldn't be surprised if there was collusion.

 

 
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