All but 240,000,000,000

The president said recently that “we got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system.”

Same day he said it, the Congressional Budget Office reported the bailout had cost $24-billion.

So, 24-billion dollars weren’t recouped. But all the dimes were.

Should’ve spent more dimes. Or fewer dollars.

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  1. “Brother, can you spare a dime?” Apparently not. The government wants all their dimes back. Fatty wads of bills, though…they just throw them around. No need to repay those. I’m going to start asking, “Brother, can you spare a G note?”


  2. Frankly, the mere fact that the federal government recovered 10 cents of every dollar it wasted is refreshing because we typically get a recoupment rate of 0:1. Bernie Madoff got 150 years in prison for making just $18 billion disappear. To be fair, for all the money he made disappear shouldn’t Mr. Obama get 1,500 years?



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