November 25, 2008

$4.6165 Trillion Dollars = Or $24,000 Per Person

How much is the bailout going to cost us? More than the Louisiana Purchase, the Marshall Plan, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, NASA, and a few other things.

The only single American event in history that even comes close to matching the cost of the credit crisis is World War II: Original Cost: $288 billion, Inflation Adjusted Cost: $3.6 trillion.

(Via the Big Picture)

2 comments:

Bubs said...

I'm going to immediately write my congressman and ask that, in order to stimulate the economy, they just send my household (4 of us) $100,000 and be done with it.

Elizabeth McQuern said...

That sounds perfectly reasonable to me, Bubs!