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On behalf of the estimated 25 million small businesses existing in the USA (that includes the non-employer, solo-preneurs), I’d like to request a bailout. We don’t have all of the baggage of firing 10’s of thousands of workers, paying severances, and honestly, I think many of us are worth more than some of the firms you’ve helped.
I’d suggest letting Wall St. figure out their own issues (maybe it’s time) and find a way to have some weekend meetings with us (we’re way to busy during the day) and come up with a couple hundred billion for us. We’ll be sure to give up equity for this but we won’t personally guarantee it as I’m sure the boards of your bailed out firms haven’t had to.
You seem to have figured out a way to really cut through the red tape, often coming up with deca-billion dollar packages in a week or less which is pretty amazing since getting a few bucks for our innovations…..well…those just aren’t there right.
Oh I know I’m being naive and I just don’t get the whole "Stability of the Financial System" stuff. Well I do. But since you’re either using my tax money to do this….or printing wheelbarrows full of cash to make this happen, either way I’m getting the shaft.
I guess I’ll just sit here with my 30% down boring 30 year fixed rate mortgage and dream about what it’s like to get bailed out for making poor decisions vs. living with the consequences.