Monday, February 23, 2009

Trillions and Trillions (O, Carl Sagan, Where Are You Now...)

The New York Times has a nice little summation of the extraordinary sums being handed to Wall Street and others to keep billionaires fat out of the fire, and (if you buy the bull) our fat, too — except that, once all is said and done, the billionaires will have taken all the fat and several pounds of our flesh. So We the People are snared in a Catch 22 and the elite are guaranteed to win.

So far We the People are in the hole for 9 trillion dollars$30,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States of America. When do you think the retirement age will be lofted up to 75?

(The Times graphic is interactive and a great deal more informative.)

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