What banks are owed at least 9x more than they ever had to start with, loaned into existence through fractional reserve lending. Amounts involved with derivatives go into the hundreds of times anything they ever had. The bailouts were in large part designed to offset uncollectible payments that were mucking up the system. And the increase in lending by the banks, promised to the people as the justification for the bailouts, is instead loaned back to the same criminal government that approved the bailouts to the banks.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings
Call me flak-catcher.