Y'know, those what was it, 800 (short scale) billion dollars? Where'd they go? WHOM did they go to? And why, in the grand scheme of things, was it better to throw good money after bad and pump enormous sums into failed businesses rather than let them bear the consequences of their failure, like everyone else has to?
I don't suspect some nefarious agenda here, but I don't know what exactly happened the past couple of months over in the U.S., and now I'm trying to catch up. So what happened, and why was that bailout better than the alternative? What would've happened WITHOUT it, for instance?
Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed, dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side.
- George Carlin