Just in case my Tomato illustration went way over your head, Barry Ritholtz submits a nice easy-to-read infographic (you know, for the USAToday Generation) showing just how insanely much our government has spent in various bailouts.
The executive summary: Adjusted for inflation, we spent more in twelve months than we spent on the Vietnam War, The New Deal, the Louisiana Purchase, the Invasion of Iraq, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War, the S&L Crisis and the Race to the Moon -- COMBINED!!!
Click to embiggen the graphic, if you care.
tagged: economy, bailout, history, Vietnam, New Deal, Louisiana Purchase, Iraq, Korean War, S&L Crisis, Marshall Plan, Race to the Moon