As a Brazilian, I should expand on the number 3 and why her husband is kinda dumb.
The Brazilian government didn't try to take people's money, it did take their money. But not every money, only people's savings accounts, not checkings accounts (Are those the proper terms? I hope so). So people still had their month to month paychecks money.
They did it while promising to pay everyone back. It was a desperate attempt to take the country out of a crisis by paying debts without getting in bigger debts. And they did pay everyone back, if I remember correctly. With no interest, unfortunately.