WASHINGTON - Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. staffers don't buy the arguments of the so-called Oakar banks that they should pay a smaller share of the Savings Association Insurance Fund bailout.

The banks, which have bought thrifts or thrift branches since 1989, say the FDIC is overcounting their savings-fund-insured deposits, which will cost them big money if thrift deposits are hit with an 85 to 90 basis-point fee to capitalize the savings fund.

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