Interesting question (you might have to think hard about this one)

United States
November 24, 2008 8:25pm CST
Due to our recent usage of taxpayer dollars Tom Sullivan asked a very interesting question today: If you were to walk into a financial instatution that has accepted bail out money, walked up to a teller and ask them for money, would this be illegal? What do you think?
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Lol, they won't share. Just asking them for money like that (not from your account, not a loan) would probably be viewed as an attempt to rob the bank. No money for you! More for upper management;)
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• United States
25 Nov 08
I thought this was pretty interesting because technically the money is that of the tax payers, and you wouldn't be taking money from someone else, you would just be asking for your money back (like if you had an account). He kind of joked about it, but like he said: I wouldn't want to be the one testing this logic, but it would be an interesting defense.
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I suppose to test that theory, one would have to figure out how much of that money would actually be from the tax money one paid. Or at the very least, what one's per capita portion of the money would be that that particular bank received. Obviously it would be illegal to ask for more than your fair share. Per capita is probably easier to figure out than the tax portion as one doesn't know how many people actually end up paying taxes after refunds have been handed out and how much. It is an interesting theory but not one anybody is likely to test, lol. We'll just have to live with what the bozos we elected into office decided to do. By the time people completely realize what's going on it's to late for this round of bailouts but hopefully in two years new elections will give us a different kind of congress as many representatives will get the boot from their constituents. At least one can only hope for that.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
25 Nov 08
For whoever decides to "test" the above, hopefully the institution that they will be housed has internet! That way we can still keep in touch on mylot! NOT!!!
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• United States
26 Nov 08
I really would like to hear someone bring this up. I think it would be very interesting.