Ruben asks: Cynical responses aside, why didn’t the American government pay the mortgages of people so they could keep their homes with that $700 billion? Then the banks would have got their money too. It would have helped PEOPLE. I did economics classes for years, but I still don’t get this.
Sparx replies: In a word, corruption.
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