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Old 05-08-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Here’s a novel idea…

Banks raise capital by selling shares rather than the government issuing bonds.

Wells Fargo to raise $6B in stock offering - New Mexico Business Weekly:

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Won't work.
It's going to be more paper shuffling.
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Well I am joking. There wouldn’t be buyers for the number of shares needed to raise the capital, and the dilution of the shares would tank the stocks and ruin the shareholders, which is really what should happen. There would probably be some cases where they could make it work, but to me it is funny (in a very black sort of way) that the taxpayers are doing—under coercion from the banks via elected officials—exactly what the banks know would be suicide to actually do.
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yeah, I heard last night that a few more of the big banks need 75 billion more dollars.
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