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'We's love to help...but so many other calls on the public purse.'
"This bank is your bank, this bank is my bank..."
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Laughing all the way to the bank.
'So this is how they're recovering from insolvency?'
Banks Profits to Support.
'I can't work out whether having our mortgage rate increased by a bank which we own 82% of makes us better or worse off.'
'Do we have anything more specific for this years profit targets than 'enough wonga to choke a rhino!'
"Is that just for the night, or for ever?"
'We'd love to help...but so many other calls on the public purse!'
Billions and Billions
'Hamish I canna wait for independence, and we control our own banks without any English bailoots!'
'You mean like a bailout?'
Failure is no an option: "I'd now like to speak on the topic of government bailouts!"
'I need a government bailout.'
'...and this time Gerald, don't refer to the RBS as the Ripoff Bonus Scheme!'
"Food prices up, gas prices about to soar - stocks down - house value down - what's next?"
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'Everyone gets a bailout!'
'It's basically debt, but I've re-packaged it nicely.'
'Quite frankly Johnson, your naked greed has become embarrassing.'
"Would you mind waiting a bit for your withdrawal, sir? -- We're expecting a big bailout any minute now."
'. . . It's not a bribe, it's a personalised stimulus package.'
'I've been in Washington for 30 years, and that's the biggest rathole I'VE ever seen!'
If you can't manage your finances don't whinge about the charges
'Sure! I rob a bank, and get 10 years! A banker does it, and gets bonuses, and bailed out!'
Too Big To Fail Bank: 'We wear our solid gold hardhats in case Congress ever does lower the boom!'