Dude, and you read all that shit about banks NOT putting foreclosed homes back on the market because then the assets would be considered liabilities and make the banks' books look bad? I think the number was pretty fucking high. I'll find the article.
Wasn't it Britain where the gov gave money to the banks with the stipulation that they HAD to immediately lend it out to stimulate the economy? I'm pretty sure it was.
And I love this shit that finance people scream about how the gov shouldn't be telling banks what to do with the money from the bailout...well, DON'T TAKE THE FUCKING MONEY, THEN.
If daddy gives you a credit card, he has every fucking right to tell you what you can and cannot spend the money on. Everyone is fucked up in this country. Left, right, everyone.