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Shocker: Chrysler Won’t Repay Bailout Money

There goes that cash… straight down the money pit. But, hey, what’s $7 Billion among friends. Especially nowadays: Chrysler LLC will not repay U.S. taxpayers more than $7 billion in bailout money it received earlier this year and as part of its bankruptcy filing. This revelation was buried within Chrysler’s bankruptcy filings last week and confirmed by the Obama administration Tuesday. The filings included a list of business assumptions from one of the company’s key financial advisors in the bankruptcy case. Now, a pessimist might say that the bailout money has gone down the black hole that these failing companies

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Not So Shocking News: 53% of Rescued Borrowers Default Anyway

Proving that incompetent and irresponsible people will be incompetent and irresponsible no matter how many breaks you give them or how much taxpayer money you throw at them, U.S. Comptroller John Dugan revealed yesterday that 53% of borrowers with loans modified in the first three months of 2008 and 51% of those with loans modified in the second quarter could not keep up with payments within six months. Seems like pure common sense to me… a financial free pass from the government is no cure all. In fact, its little more than snake oil. But will this make a bit

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