Bank bailout fund dwindles to a (paltry) $109 billion

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

What can you buy for a $109 billion? That's the question the U.S. Treasury Department is asking itself as the TARP bank bailout fund has become a shell of its once robust self. The fund started out with $700 billion and managed to buy the solvency of the financial system (and a few AIG bonuses), so what should they do with the remaining money? 58 space shuttles, 500 million iPhones, or 1.7 million Hummers? Obviously The Takeaway has a few ideas.

Dr. Evil had a plan for what to do with $100 billion:

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