Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


A bailout for the rest of us

The other day I posted an email that’s been making the rounds that endorses giving all the Federal bailout money to, well, us (rather than banks, insurance companies, real-estate conglomerates, failed car companies, and that asshole from A.I.G. who thinks he’s being treated shabbily).  Someone has  now taken a stab at the math and his results are in:  Your personal bailout would amount to all of about $5100. Which makes sense when you think about it this way:  $18 billion to the folks who during escalating foreign-oil dependency came up with the Hummer, and just enough for each of us to buy a right quarter section of one of their vehicles.

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