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Response to socialist_n_TN (Reply #42)

Thu May 24, 2012, 10:52 AM

45. Even Jon Stewart mentioned it at least twice.

One time he said if the gov bails the banks out, the taxpayers should then own the mortgages, which are owed by the taxpayer! (paraphrase mine.) Which means we can forgive our own mortgage debt, and let's take the parasitic middle-man bank out of the picture. De-facto nationalization. Debt forgiveness for all mortgagees to the tune of every cent in bailout the banks got from the taxpayer.

On shipping line nationalization, I imagine that the Greek shipping magnates have a world-class enforcement arm, whose skills would sorely test the security details of elected officials. Even Royal Family members and Vatican big wigs have experienced corporate related security problems. That's not to say it isn't worth trying, but it's easy for me to advocate that with someone else's butt on the line. If the anti-austerity bloc does the right thing and gives their people hope, they just have to have a De Gaulle level of carefullness, security wise. I'm rooting for them, and the Greek 99%.

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