This bailout deal is bullsh*t. The Dems are the cause of it, but the Stupid Party is being assigned the blame and the taxpayers are getting stuck with the bill while the Dems who created this mess glide away scot free. No one sane think the tab will be *only* $700 billion, but where did that number come from in the first place? From their arses:
"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."Jeez.
They made it up to be sufficiently ginormous to frighten everyone into rapid action.
And it worked.