26 September 2008

A Simple Question for Congress

Last time I checked, I live in a capitalist country.

In capitalist countries, when I spend money to buy part of a bank, what I get in return is shares in the bank.

Congress wants to spend $700 Billion of taxpayer money to buy some banks.

They say there's going to be a profit involved, which is why it's OK to use my money.

By my calculations, $700 Billion dollars divided by 350 Million people is $2,000 for each US citizen - including me.

So what I want to know is: how many shares of these banks am I buying for my $2,000?

And when is Congress going to send me my stock certificates?

(photo by missbeckles)