Friday, September 26, 2008

Oh, NOW I Remember!

So, Mr. Bush is asking us to put up 700 billion dollars to bail out Wall Street compainies that made bad decisions (apparently leaving it to one guy to decide which companies to bail out with the money and which to let sink). I won't pretend to know whether this is a wise decision or not. I am not an economist.

But the number 700 billion is so darn familiar... where have I heard that number before??? 700 Billion, 700 Billion...

It was something to do with the war in Iraq...

let's see...

Shama-Lama Mama digs through her office cabinet and drags out her trusty adding machine.

Okay now... (tap tap tap) ...the cost of the war in Iraq through last year... (tap tap tap) ...plus what it has cost the first seven months of this year... divide times seven... (tap tap tap) ...multiply that times five for the last five months of this year... (tap tap tap) add to the total so far... ...equals how much the War in Iraq will cost by the end of Bush's Presidency... (tap tap tap)

699.24 BILLION DOLLARS!!

Oh! THAT'S why that figure was so familiar!!!

4 comments:

gail said...

and don't forget that the plan is for that One Guy in charge of the (our) money to decide how much to pay for those financial papers -- that are apparently worthless to their holders.

I don't have a journalism degree (I went to law school, silly me) so maybe I am not smart enough to be in Washington (even though I CAN see Canada from my office AND I speak the language) . . . but I was also against that war thing and I reckon you were too. Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice . . . and be in charge of our whole country? I don't get it.

gail said...

(sorry; I'll stop babbling and sputtering now. I'll watch the debate, I bet that will cheer me up . . .)

Gumby said...

you're apparently not seeing the big picture. Dear Leader knows what is best for us. That's why it's ok to listen in to our private phone and email conversations (and why doing the same to Sarah Palin is a violation of law).

Michèla said...

Isn't it funny that he just gave us (on average) $600 to spend? Now he wants $1500 back? Hmmm.