This week's Time Magazine had this to say about the recent mayhem in our money markets:
"What you could do with $700,000,000,000:
Give every person in the US $2300 or give every household $6200
Pay the income taxes of every American who makes $500,000 or less a year
Fully fund the Defense, Treasury, Education, State, Veteran's Affairs and Interior Departments next year, as well as NASA
Buy gasoline for every car in the US for 16 months
Buy every NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball Team and build each one a new stadium - and pay players $191 million apiece for a year
Create the 17th largest economy in the world - roughly equal to that of the Netherlands"
I'm guessing $7 billion would also go a long way in ending global poverty.....
So glad our priorities are straight.