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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    ...assuming the issuing entity remains solvent.
    well if everyone thinks the US Treasury can't pay up... thats real armaggedon! Not this dow jones falling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Nomad View Post
    well if everyone thinks the US Treasury can't pay up... thats real armaggedon! Not this dow jones falling!
    Oh, you mean the Fed bond market.

    I'm sorry. Munis go bust all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh, you mean the Fed bond market.

    I'm sorry. Munis go bust all the time.
    ahhhh

    are muni's pretty liquid? am i right to guess that muni's = more liquid the higher population the municipality???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Nomad View Post
    ahhhh

    are muni's pretty liquid? am i right to guess that muni's = more liquid the higher population the municipality???
    I'm no authority, but I would guess that it depends on many factors (such as the city's bond rating).

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    Sometimes, protesting actually produces something worthwhile:

    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    ^ actually a lot of insiders blame the midwestern "good ole boy's" network for putting fannie and freddie mac into failure.

    in general, most financial crisis brought on by shady lending is from back room secret handshakes, just look at the IMF crisis in 97. Same cause of shady lending ---> back room secret handshakes.

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    I guess the right question to be answered is:

    Who Really Benefits from the Bailout -- Wall Street or Main Street?


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    Quote Originally Posted by the.blanket.on.top View Post
    I guess the right question to be answered is:

    Who Really Benefits from the Bailout -- Wall Street or Main Street?

    I have problems with the denizens of both of those streets, although I hate K Street even more.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh, you mean the Fed bond market.

    I'm sorry. Munis go bust all the time.
    Yeah, recent case in point: Bloomberg.com: Alabama County Misses Bond Payment; Wall Street Talks Continue


    And for the discussion, it looks like Bailout v2.0 is ready to be voted on tonight-
    Bloomberg.com: Senate Sets Bailout Vote, Sweetens Plan With Deposit Insurance

    Now starring....... more than doubling the FDIC insurance per account ($250K, used to be $100K) and some kind of TAX CUT to appease the republicans? WTF?
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    Tax cut? Ugh, I hadn't heard that part.

    I did something last night I never thought I would do... I wrote my representative and senators. I thanked my representative for voting no, and implored senator Warner and Webb to vote no tonight.

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