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Don't be so sure of not being so sure about that. The banks that got bailed out certainly weren't the only ones that existed, and in fact there were many more back then than there are now since they used the bailouts to buyout their competition. There are only 3 big 'just a credit reporting agency' megacorps and few smaller contenders. Given that our entire economy now is so heavily driven by debt and credit, it's not a stretch at all to consider that someone could be convinced that it's dangerous to the balance of power and to the economy in general to let one of the Big 3 go under.

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