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January 12, 2009

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John

I prefer the nonvisual but more tangible approach. Since there are about three hundred million Americans:

One billion dollars could give everybody in the country three bucks or, say, a carton of eggs.

One trillion works out to three thousand dollars per person or a really high-end computer system per American.

The nine trillion that have been promised across all the bailouts including the Obama stimulus? Almost thirty thousand dollars per person, or the equivalent of giving a luxury car for every man, woman, and child in this country.

(Of course, it's taxpayer money going to companies, so it's more like taking these things from each person...but you get the idea.)

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