It's not based on any particular data point ... We just wanted to choose a really large number.
That's a spokeswoman for the Department of the Treasury explaining the alleged $700 billion price tag on this cockamamie "bailout" scheme to Forbes.
Sweet Creeping Jebus.
I think I have a better idea than the one Paulson, Bernanke et al are throwing around:
How about instead of letting these yahoos turn us upside down and shake the last little bit of change out of our pockets to bail out
I'm serious. Let's just just say no, and make it stick.
Yeah, I just said what you thought I just said. And for what it's worth, I'm obviously not the only one who thinks things just might go that way.