How much is seven hundred billion dollars?
Well, pull out your wallet. Now lay however many dollar bills you have in there end to end. If you’re lucky, your stash may reach halfway across your kitchen table.
Start at your kitchen table and lay seven hundred billion dollars laid end to end, and you would reach to the planet Venus… and 400,000 miles beyond.
That’s a lot of money.
The Bush administration has a proposal to take on the burden of rich institutions’ bad debts and in exchange give those rich institutions enough money to get them to the Planet Venus.
Do you think it is a good idea that Bush’s plan will sail through Congress without hearings?