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  •  It's not true that "almost all" money is repaid (1+ / 0-)
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    lgcap

    See ProPublica's summary.

    The AIG money isn't paid back.

    Citi's money isn't paid back.

    Fannie and Freddie aren't paid back.

    And while the bailout might have helped states like Michigan, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, New York, and California, the whole thing DIDN'T help Arkansas.

    And Bill Halter is running for Senate from Arkansas, not any of the other states.

    Remind me where you're from again?  (Not trying to get personal in order to attack, just trying to remember where you're coming from to understand you better.)

    "It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses." - CS Lewis, Weight of Glory

    by Benintn on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 12:16:58 PM PDT

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    •  I answered this above (1+ / 0-)
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      If you think Arkansas would have benefited from a collapsing financial system, that's great.  

      States have nothing to do with it, our system is far too entwined.  

      I'm shocked to learn that 1 in 12 Americans do not know that the bird, is in fact, that word.

      by dansac on Mon Apr 12, 2010 at 12:21:32 PM PDT

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      •  The problem is that (0+ / 0-)

        people don't believe that it prevented a collapse. You profess it as an article of faith, but the reality is it was simply an accelerated redistribution of wealth absent accountability.

        •  Um - no, it's not an article of faith (0+ / 0-)

          I present based on reviewing the evaluations of many economists

          I'm shocked to learn that 1 in 12 Americans do not know that the bird, is in fact, that word.

          by dansac on Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:35:31 AM PDT

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