Got this from the National Priorities Project. Gotta agree with Newt Gingrich (of all people) and Markos on this one. Anyone voting for the blank check bailout of Wall Street (AKA is gonna get a boot up their behind by Main Street come next election.

A healthy and productive economy requires substantial investment in affordable housing, health care, education and renewable energy. Taxpayers in the United States who will be required to pay $700 billion for the Wall Street bailout should also know that for the same amount of money, they could secure the following:

  • 51.6 million people with health care for four years OR

  • 181.2 million homes with renewable electricity for four years OR

  • 2.9 million elementary school teachers for four years OR

  • 27 million four-year scholarships for university students

$700 billion is more than what is currently allocated for the U.S. war in Iraq. This amount would allow us to repair all of our nations 77,000 deteriorated bridges and still have $519 billion to spend; or it would allow us to rebuild all of our nations 33,000 deteriorating schools and still have $664 billion to spend.

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