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  1. #1 How'd they come up with the $700 Billion figure? 
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    Where’d the $700 Billion figure come from?

    Answer - "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."



    They are screwing with us.
    SAY NO TO THE 'BAIL OUT'!!!
    If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
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    Yeah, and of course we have rush a vote through to get our banks to the trough!
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    If it was really said, that's a very good way for a "Treasury spokeswoman" to lose her job.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOldLady View Post
    Los Angeles Times

    Where’d the $700 Billion figure come from?

    Answer - "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."



    They are screwing with us.
    SAY NO TO THE 'BAIL OUT'!!!
    It's not their money so why not .We have no need of a bail out,Paulson has sold his sorry ass to the Progressive liberals and Social Maoists for a new job when all of this blows over !
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    Henry Paulson was nominated by U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed John Snow as the Treasury Secretary on May 30, 2006.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    I just know we are screwed .
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    Well we all know one does not ease into Socialism, you boldly Goose Step into it.:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyOldLady View Post
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    Where’d the $700 Billion figure come from?

    Answer - "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."
    Whew! For a second there, I was afraid that there wasn't a whole lot of thought behind it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post


    Henry Paulson was nominated by U.S. President George W. Bush to succeed John Snow as the Treasury Secretary on May 30, 2006.
    And he should be unemployed as of 1 October 2008.:mad:

    Something else bothers me. I think about the vehemence addressed toward Sarah Palin regarding but not limited to her lack of experience. This particular attack of Mrs. Palin is over a POTENTIAL weakness. I can't help but wonder about a few other positions of concern.

    Barney Frank has PROVEN to be incompetent at his committee Chairmanship yet I hear no outrage directed at him.
    There are a couple of other key committee Chairmen who are or should be held accountable yet NOTHING from the LIBERAL MEDIA.

    Not surprisingly, I have heard some whispers about GW appointing the SEC Treasure. Apparently accountability is only required of Conservatives and Republicans.
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    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    I heard the Senate version is up to 850 billion thanks to all the "sweetners" added to buy Senate votes.
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