The 2008 Bailout
Created on: December 4th, 2008
The 2008 Bailout
Preliminary statistics. Adjusted for inflation. The actual cost of the bailout will probably be more.

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December 4th, 2008
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5's...everyone that voted for the dumbsh*t bailout plan should be charged with treason and then shot.
December 4th, 2008
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agreed. the keywords sum up how i feel about this sh*t
December 4th, 2008
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That would include our newly elected beloved savior, Bob Bop Perono.
December 4th, 2008
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God forbid people have differing opinions from you. Lets just shoot them all...
December 4th, 2008
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I care about what people on YTMND think about our current economic crisis!
December 5th, 2008
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I didn't realize theft and fraud was an opinion.
December 5th, 2008
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I never stated my feelings on the "bailout" I was commenting on the first comment. Obviously rVAg60 disagrees with it and thinks people who do (i.e. voted for it) should be shot.
December 5th, 2008
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I like how everyone seems to interchange the bailout plan which was valued out at $700 billion dollars with ever single dollar that the government has invested in virtually every program thst ISN'T the Iraqi war this year and assessing it as part of the 'bailout'. I also like forbes' fearmongering breakdown of this bailout money which shows the first $350 billion of the bailout being counted 4 times thus turning $350 billion into 1.4 Trillion. I stopped reading the report after that.
December 6th, 2008
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The US gov't bails out corporations all the time (Nixon saved Lockheed Martin and Regan saved US Steel and Automobiles), but to completely remove the possibly of collapse is a bad idea, and its just an excuse for the companies to leave the US to sink and go do business elsewhere. Lately the stock market only goes up when there's huge layoffs that week.
December 6th, 2008
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i voted a 5 on the bailout
December 6th, 2008
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December 8th, 2008
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CHRISTIANS DID 911
December 9th, 2008
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In the first day following "the bailout" the economy shifted, losing roughly 1.6 trillion dollars in worth... The bailout was a life jacket, not a final solution. so you're bitching about 700 billion when trillions of dollars of our economy's net gain can be lost in a day? we're far from the bottom... if you want some good advice: invest in copper or zinc. those are the components to make brass, brass makes bullet shells. i guarantee americans will soon be using bullets more than any credit card.
December 9th, 2008
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"adjusting for inflation" means "im a liberal sh*t head whos making up numbers to look right"
December 4th, 2008
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"adjusting for inflation" = I'm a stupid jerk
December 4th, 2008
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4 trillion?
December 4th, 2008
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the proposition was 800 billion I thought
December 4th, 2008
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http://www.cnbc.com/id/27719011
December 4th, 2008
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LOL these numbers are ridiculous. Moon shot was over $200 billion?? LOL the us GDP in 1969 was about $1 trillion; that would have been 1/5 of the GDP lol. That's adjusted for current dollars, btw.
December 4th, 2008
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Ehh nevermind. I didn't take into account $200 billion was already adjusted. I owned myself.
December 4th, 2008
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huh?
December 4th, 2008
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hmm
December 4th, 2008
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ahahaha
December 5th, 2008
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FIVE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE YEW ESS DOLLARS
December 5th, 2008
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that's a huge bitch!
December 4th, 2008
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I f*cking love this world.
December 4th, 2008
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Wow, just wow. Do you think that 50 years from now, long after the US is bankrupt, the world will wonder what the hell we were even thinking?
December 5th, 2008
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Never have pie charts been this apocalyptic before.
December 4th, 2008
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I won't care. I'll be living in the new superpower, Canada.
December 4th, 2008
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The bailout could be $1 and the pie chart on the left wouldn't look any different...
December 4th, 2008
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five stars for rapid eye movement
December 4th, 2008
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hmm pie
December 4th, 2008
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But... its not 2012 yet...
December 4th, 2008
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Where does the 4 trillion figure factor in?
December 4th, 2008
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Here's the site that the link in the profile refers back to: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/11/25/bailout-costs-more-t.html On that site comments point out soem descrepencies in the info. Hear is a site that tries to explain where this ridiculous 4 trillion+ figure comes from: http://www.infowars.net/articles/october2008/151008Bailout_figures.htm For soem reason they included the expanded FDIC insurance which is ridiculous because that money is only spent when an institution fails.
December 4th, 2008
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Not every single institution is going to fail.
December 4th, 2008
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Two more things and then I'll buzz off. Governments must spend to get out a nation out of depression/recession, its how we did it in WWII (with even more debt) and its what is needed now, you learn this in every macroeconomics course. Secondly, this current crisis was caused by 20+ years of poor economic policy starting with Reagan's tax-cuts and increased military spending, along with cuts to government regulation which the Democratic congress went along with.
December 4th, 2008
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but wont a weak dollar help domestic manufacturing? also FREE MONEY!!!!
December 4th, 2008
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well this is depressing.
December 4th, 2008
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Wait, so what we have to do to make the economy better is to borrow trillions of dollars? B-b-b-but John McCain told me we were all going to die if we didn't cut income taxes on millionaires and large corporations! Oh hell, I don't like thinking, let's just do both
December 4th, 2008
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I'm surprised we've spent that much on NASA. Anyone else?
December 4th, 2008
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bail out pie looks a lot more like upvoter pie. i wonder if that's a coincidence.
December 4th, 2008
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Nader said f*ck the bail out, jail those wallstreet crooks instead.
December 5th, 2008
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The New Deal is a Big Deal.
December 5th, 2008
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We need sites like this to cancel out that "bank on Benanke" sh*t. You might as well bank on Satan... oh wait.
December 5th, 2008
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This is why I spent all those years learning a foreign language. Naturalization ho!
December 5th, 2008
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Too bad america isn't shy about exporting depressions.
December 5th, 2008
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Where is the information of the bailout costing 4.6 trillion when the news has spoken of nothing but $700 billion?
December 5th, 2008
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more importantly, what does it have to do with humor, art, or anything else entertaining for YTMND? if i wanted news, i'd go to cnn.com, not ytmnd.com
December 5th, 2008
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you're crazy if you think the bailout is only going to cost us 700 billion. see the big picture youre all being robbed.
December 6th, 2008
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The 700 Billion from Washington is nothing compared with the TRILLIONS the Fed is (quietly) pumping into the banks.
December 6th, 2008
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They have numbers saying it could cost as much as 7.2 trillion too
December 5th, 2008
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:'(
December 5th, 2008
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WE SHOULD DRILL IN ANWR
December 5th, 2008
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Socialism and communism always fails in one form or the other.
December 5th, 2008
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This is just a bad YTMND, regardless of which economic view it's pushing.
December 5th, 2008
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im not pushing anything its just figures... what view are you pushing?
December 6th, 2008
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"im not pushing any views guys 'makes comments about how the bailout is a mistake'" -Cobra585, 2008
December 6th, 2008
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he actually said the ytmnd was pushing views not me. and since i made it... my comment makes sense and yours kind of doesn't. i mean its not your fault, youre just an idiot it happens
December 7th, 2008
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regardless, your comment about not pushing views is erroneous whether your ytmnd is neutral or not. peace
December 8th, 2008
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nah you're wrong sorry
December 9th, 2008
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lololol last word fight
December 5th, 2008
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The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury.
December 5th, 2008
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Interesting... Would like to see the article or actual numbers behind this.
December 5th, 2008
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theres a link to the blog i got it from up top
December 5th, 2008
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yep, there's nothing funnier or more clever than dry facts....
December 5th, 2008
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YAWNNNNNNNNNNN
December 5th, 2008
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fail at pie charts.
December 5th, 2008
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"Also, try reading a bit about Keynesian economics." Ive read Keynes, and he would argue that cutting taxes at the expense of defecit spending is not beneficial. And yes I agree that spending in WWII helped fix the US economoy. but remember that War f*cks the economies of those invaded. Also, one could argue that the New Deal didnt go far enough in fiscal consumption to jolt us out of depression. When we beefed up spendign in WWII we created enough jobs and enough materials to sustain the economy.
December 6th, 2008
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nobody was buying cars thats for damn sure. at least tommycookers get blown up occasionally.
December 5th, 2008
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You know? All things considered, things really aren't that bad.
December 5th, 2008
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I'm eating some good pasta in my warm apartment, with a 46 inch LCD TV and money in my pocket. And do you know why? IT'S BECAUSE I WORK IN THE AN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SUCKERS, HAHAHAHA! Entertainment skyrockets during recessions.
December 5th, 2008
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SH*T, I MADE A TYPO.
December 5th, 2008
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You can't fix the world's problems by throwing money at them.
December 5th, 2008
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Yeah, throw the money at me instead.
December 5th, 2008
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Who put this on Digg? /facepalm
December 5th, 2008
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f*ckin give the money to the people not the dirty jews who continue to make things no one want.
December 6th, 2008
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NASA budget ftw. If it really is the end of the world as we know it at least there still can be a few of those who get to reproduce and continue the life of humanity on the ISS
December 7th, 2008
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Oh yeah, the self-sustaining ISS. Good plan.
December 6th, 2008
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The US should send all of its gold to Cash4Gold. That will solve all of our problems.
December 6th, 2008
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It's the end of the world because our economy is bad? I didn't know that.
December 6th, 2008
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http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gExNrePN4tHidNyLYl-r9AovSYagD94M3TU80
December 6th, 2008
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And I still owe that f*cking raccoon 84,000 bells.
December 6th, 2008
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http://khanimalcrossing.ytmnd.com/
December 6th, 2008
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4 or 7 trillion would only be accurate if every bank we invested in, loaned money to, or guaranteed, failed. That won't happen. Also, bar graphs would be better than two pie charts.
December 6th, 2008
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What is moonshot? Is that NASA's moon programs of the 60s and 70s?
December 6th, 2008
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5'ved and favved
December 6th, 2008
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I love how everyone calls the bailout "socialism." It's not socialism, *ssh*les. It is the rich taking advantage of the poor. That is the complete OPPOSITE of socialistic ideals. Socialistic ideals call for assistance for the POOR, not some rich *ssh*les on Wall Street.
December 6th, 2008
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This bailout isn't socialist as the socialist ideal would be to seize the assets of the companies that are being bailed out and have them run by the government. It isn't capitalist, as the capitalist ideal would be to let these companies go bankrupt. This is pure Cronyism, where the banking institutions with friends in Washington are being allowed to cash out at taxpayer expense for there own poor business practices, that were brought about by a lack of regulation in the market.
December 7th, 2008
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that's OVER NINE-THOUSAND!
December 7th, 2008
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Even more evidence provided to the public though YTMND of why most of the high govt. should be hanging from trees right now.
December 7th, 2008
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But not for lying us into Iraq, sanctioning torture, politicizing the Justice Department, mountaintop removal, or illegal wiretapping. No, THIS is the outrage that should bring the government down.
December 10th, 2008
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Lying us into Iraq? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I remember being told that we were going in there to eliminate the various leaders of the Taliban and Alqueda living there, and so far we've gotten most of them.
December 11th, 2008
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Yup, Terrorist activity has ceased because we killed some of their leaders...
December 12th, 2008
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Taliban and Alqueda... in Iraq? That was Afghanistan. You know, the place we neglected when we invaded Iraq.
December 7th, 2008
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Nothing of value was lost.
December 7th, 2008
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Obama: PAPER IS MONEY!
December 8th, 2008
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Guys, just think. We'll be doing the American thing. Paying more taxes.
December 8th, 2008
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i'll vote 5 if you make this a lando site or something
December 8th, 2008
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honestly i'm just sick of economy sites. its the same recycled joke just like--
December 8th, 2008
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Well, I guess it culd be worse; though the song hints at the only way it could be.
December 8th, 2008
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thats just so far away from being right, its disgusting.
December 8th, 2008
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I do come to this site to get away from this sort of thing.
December 9th, 2008
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And that makes me truly hate that this is top viewed for today.
December 8th, 2008
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:|
December 8th, 2008
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ok
December 9th, 2008
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5 for the gubmint running a train on all of us
December 9th, 2008
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I FEEL FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE
December 10th, 2008
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At least we still have Jesus.
December 11th, 2008
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i'd rather have a job.
December 10th, 2008
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How many dollars, Carmine? EIGHT
December 11th, 2008
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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
December 14th, 2008
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It's spelled YOU'RE!!!. You f*cking god damned stupid *ss piece of sh*t. Learn to speak english before your dumb *ss tries to make a thought f*ggot.
December 14th, 2008
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...uhhh actually "your" is correct here; it's possessive. And "English" is capitalized, if you want to be picky. You look like such a huge tool right now.
December 14th, 2008
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IT'S ALWAYS SPELLED "YOU'REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" YOU F*CKING GOD DAMNED C*NT LICKING PIECE OF N*GG*R SH*T!!!!!!!!!
December 12th, 2008
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I don't care what R.E.M. says, this song is about policy debate in high schools and colleges. And I feel fine.
December 12th, 2008
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The bailout isn't costing that much because your money isn't worth anything anymore. At best, Id take the face value of the paper used for printing and the ink + maintenance on the press.
December 12th, 2008
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Looks like the Libertarians were right again.
December 20th, 2008
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Jesus...