Are you even remotely curious as to exactly how much the corporate bailouts have cost you? (Remember - they were signed and passed by Presidents Bush and Obama and the last and current Congress.)
It's a significant amount, especially in light of the tough economic times.
Over at Right.Org you can precisely calculate your 'donation' to the those who were irresponsible with the money they had. Let me warn you though, it’s not pretty.
The median household income (half make more and half make less) for Lucas County is $43,527 per Census.gov. According to the calculator, the total cost for each Lucas County household is $53,337.
Think 4 Chevy Aveos. Two college degrees. A Toledo police officer. Or this 2007 27-foot Sportcraft 272 Express fishing boat.
Currently the total the U.S. has committed to failed corporations is $8,439,120,000,000. That's nearly three times the size of Congress' total budget last year and nearly two-thirds of what the entire U.S. economy produced last year.
Scary, isn't it?