Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bailout by the Numbers....

549 is the number of bailout-related gripe groups that have been formed on Facebook, ranging from "I want my bailout!" constituency to a group lobbying for a bailout of struggling mimes.

$8,887 is how much the government has spent per person since 2007 on bailing out the financial system, based on a tally by THat doesn't include the latest plan to invest another $100 billion in privately managed distressed-debt funds that will buy up problem loans.

-27% is the year-to-date loss posted by the three-month-old Nasdaq OMX Government Relief Index (QGRI), which tracks the returns of companies receiving bailout money. By comparison, the S&P 500 is down only 9%. is an independent site and is not affiliated with any official web sites, associations, or organizations associated with President Reagan. Any views expressed or content included on this site do not necessarily reflect the views, positions, or opinions of any of the organizations or individuals named, linked, or advertised.

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