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I am in total agreement with you that this "bail out" is very distasteful and too large a portion of it going towards bonuses for heads of corporations that F'd up is totally wrong; however, imho, it is required. It was not structured in such a manner as to be 100% in the tax payers favor, as it should have been, but the consequences, to the world, of taking no action is even worse.

If the U.S. was to default on these obligations, something the U.S. has never done, that would send absolute shock waves through the market that makes the market volatility we have now look like a calm before the storm.

I agree with you, they shouldn't be rewarded for their F-ups but neither should we punish the world financial markets by taking no action.

-_- Alex -_-

Default on an obligation to pay these people huge bonuses?

You're losing me here, Alex.

I don't know how I feel about the rest of it since we don't even know how it's going to work yet. Things are suspiciously mirky.

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