Just so you know:
Duke University finance professor Campbell Harvey estimates that every $150 billion government grant is equivalent to a $1000 contribution from every working or employable American taxpayer. Given the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program alone, every working American is providing $4000 to the bailout from his or her own bank account. That would more than double to $8000 if the entire $825 billion Obama stimulus package is thrown in. For many homeowners, that would be several months worth of mortgage payments.
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