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  • Too Big to Fail Banks: Where Are They Now?

    In 2008, some financial companies were deemed "too big to fail." The government helped bail them out, and some of them have gone on to see big profits.

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    Are they too big to fail, or too big for their failures to be recognized? Still, that's amazing that they were bailed out not once, but twice in the first fifth of the 21st century, with the COVID crisis. At least, they didn't cause this one.

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      Do you remember Long Term Capital? ...if their sins were laid bare...the markets would have been on its ass at that time as well. Im curious as to where all this money is coming from...id like some of mine back please.

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        Well, it comes from the gigantic taxes the American taxpayer is burdened with, of course... Speaking of that, I was floored to learn that the average American spends more of their income in taxes than the average Western European, is there any solid source to confirm or contest that?

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          US taxes are low relative to those in other high-income countries (figure 1). ... Taxes exceeded 40 percent of GDP in seven European countries, including France, where taxes were 46 percent of GDP. But those countries generally provide more extensive government services than the United States does. Can you say Universal health care...i would gladly pay higher taxes for that here in the USA

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