didn't know ireland, spain, greece, portugal, france etc were bankrupt. why lend money to gov't..the gov't can just cut the deficit. people don't need gov't..most of gov't is wasteful welfare programs..like wall street is is on welfare and gov't bailouts and war spending etc. the gov't can't tax enough to pay it's payroll and interest on the debt! what will happen ifthe US default on it's debt... as it stands, the US as country can NEVER repay the debt.