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Old May 11th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Flexin' XJ View Post
Whether it was money that was made or borrowed, the loan was paid. They didn't need it anymore so they gave it back.
Yes, that's what they did. No longer needing to sit on that money is a sign of progress, but not a demonstration that they are completely "fixed".

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I give you a loan for $2000
you spend $1000
you decide that you don't need the other $1000 so you give it back to me and you claim that you have repaid your loan in full.

no you still owe me $1000.
That other $1000 now sits in your hands in the form of stock. That's what ScOoTeR was trying to explain. "Fixing" that situation is not as cut & dry as returning money that will no longer be needed, as suggested by Ovrlnd's comment about whether the Gov't will now pull out and sell the shares back.
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