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Someone needs to send these bankers to the principal's office and not let them out for recess any more--or perhaps expel them altogether. First the AIG bonus scandal, now we hear (yet again) that banks are deepening and extending the current crisis, despite Herculian federal efforts to pump them up with liquidity to solve the problem. Banks and their overly finicky underwriters are now making it difficult for even the most creditworthy borrowers to get loans. If the theory behind the stimulus moves is prop up the housing market by pumping liquidity into the mortgage finance market through the banks, it isn't working.
Tell me again why nationalizing these banks would be a bad idea . . . Does anyone reasonably believe that the feds would do a worse job of managing lending???