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  •  Actually, they pretty much aren't. (3+ / 0-)
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    Sparhawk, Lying eyes, CrissieP

    They took some taxpayer guarantees because it was the only way they could be encouraged to buy Bear Stearns, a deal that was deemed essential to our economy at the time. No one's saying they didn't benefit from that deal, but the economy needed it as much or more than they did.

    The whole point is moot anyway. Just because they accepted government assistance in one scenario does not mean they're obligated to act against their own self-interests in another.

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