The latest convoluted and idiotic idea coming from Euro-Union leaders is a proposal that guarantees banks won't lose a dime from purchasing national bonds. "BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone states may ditch plans to impose losses on private bondholders should countries need to restructure their debt under a new bailout fund due to launch in mid-2013, four EU officials told Reuters on Friday. Discussions are taking place against a backdrop of flagging market confidence in the region's debt and as part of wider negotiations over introducing stricter fiscal rules to the EU treaty." Exclusive: Euro zone may drop bondholder losses from ESM bailout - Yahoo! Finance Thus Euro-leaders are proposing that the burden of financial losses being levied upon those who made the decision to purchase them (the private sector), this burden will now be shifted to the taxpayers of the Euro Union. In my opinion, this is close to treasonous and I hope the citizens of Europe do not accept this proposal. 100% of the burden should be levied upon bondholders, not zero percent. Once again, we see how gov't can plays games with market forces by attempting to remove all risk from Euro-bonds. If the EU wants to restore confidence in their bond market, they would allow bondholders to be punished for foolish decisions. After all, that's what investment is all about....RISK! Gee, now I wish I bought a boatload of Euro bonds!