Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hank Paulson Sells Ice Cubes to Glaciers

Bruce from Tennessee, a regular commenter at The Big Picture, writes:

"How come Hank always wants to sell me whole life when all I really need is term insurance?"


Winston Munn, another Big Picture regular, adds this gem:

Senator Shelby: And what happens in a recession?

Hank Paulson: Real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Ben Bernanke: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Hank Paulson: The dead rising from the grave!
Ben Bernanke: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria.


Wally sums it up:

OK, so here are your options: do you want be in a recession or do you want to be in a recession $700 billion poorer?

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