No More Empty Fortune Cookies!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wondering how they came up with $700,000,000 ?

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It's not often that I'm left speechless. But upon reading, at, the about a spokesperson from the Treasury commenting on the $700,000,000 bailout plan, saying:

It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

My jaw dropped, and my voice failed me.

Oh really? So that's how it works? No statistical data used, no analytical processes, no rhyme or reason...
just "We wanted to choose a really large number."

It's appalling, it's disgusting, and all I can say, my friends, is bend over and spread em', cause here it comes, like it or not, we're about to get screwed.

5 cookies cracked:

Jessica said...

So true--screwed no matter what! I love that picture!

Mandy said...

hey, I just wanted to say I have been reading (actually more like skimming) your blog lately .. I have gotten too emtionally wrapped up in all things current events lately and I needed a break (from it all) ... I am starting to see why people say "ignorance is bliss" even though I HATE being uninformed

so, anyway, I hope that made SOME sense!!!!!

Jay said...

Don't worry though. John McCain has come to our rescue! LOL Sorry, I couldn't say that with a straight face.

Fortune Cookies said...

jessica- you got it. right now the best we can do is buckle in for a looooong ride.

mandy- I'm glad you've been stopping by, I fully understand the emotional overload. I get so wrapped up that Wifester tells me to calm myself down. Ignorance may be bliss, but it's also detrimental. Keep yourself informed as best you can and remember, just because people sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum, does not mean they can not come together and find middle ground. In fact, it's what we, as humans do best. Although the media and the politicians don't reflect that, I believe it's true.

jay-LOL! When he announced he was headed back to Washington, all I could think of was "Here I come to save the day! Mighty Mouse is on the waaaaay!" hehehehehe.

Mandy said...

FC- I agree with all of that!! .. and I havent had my head in the sand .. I just havent been watching/reading/hearing it all for 24/7 like I was before ... as much as I care about his election I am sooo ready for it all to be over with... even though I realize that will just be the beginning no matter who wins... and also, I really learned that lately ..there is a middle ground-people just have to be willing to open their eyes to it!!!