It annoyed me when I heard about the government giving 700 billion dollars to the banking industry after their shenanigans resulted in the fall of their house of cards. Actually, I don’t know of a single person in my sphere of existence that thought that it was a good idea. Then again, the sheer size of the total entered that stratospheric realm that put the sum into the fantasy category, and somehow made it unreal. I mean, I figure that if it weren’t for that bailout, we wouldn’t be trying to figure out who is going to be screwed out of their lives by program cuts and eliminations. It turns out that although a huge sum, as the saying goes, that weren’t nothin.