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    bailout

    hi there,
    according to the dictionary it's means simply "financial help" but, considering the reaction of some analysts on TV, the word seems to carry a bad connotation (at least in the USA).
    is that true, please?
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    Re: bailout

    To bail out someone is to rescue them, usually by paying money or "bail."

    This 700 billion dollar bailout is not sitting well with the American public.
    They are having second thoughts about this bailout because they don't want to pay for the mistakes (rescue) of Wall Street executives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    To bail out someone is to rescue them, usually by paying money or "bail."

    This 700 billion dollar bailout is not sitting well with the American public.
    They are having second thoughts about this bailout because they don't want to pay for the mistakes (rescue) of Wall Street executives.

    Thanks a lot.
    I was watching the news on TV yesterday night and there was a bickering between the host and a politician guest. They ended up discussing on the usage of the term "bailout". The host (reporter) insisted that what the congress was doing was providing a "bailout" and the politician was saying it wasn't. It seems to me that "financial help" gets its look changed if it is named a "bailout" or not. As far as I could understand from your answer the word itself doesn't carry a bad meaning. So, it's the context and reason that is causing all this controversy, right?
    Thanks again.
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    Re: bailout

    Hi jctgf,

    There is a link concerning the matter in question:

    Bailout: Definition from Answers.com

    Regards,

    V.

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