from what i've been reading tonight, it looks like the rtc bill came to about $200b in today's $s (sorry, can't put finger on source for that figure at the moment).
this bailout is projected to run between $1t & $500b, before selling assets of which, as i sadly think i understand it, no one seems to know the current or future value. so maybe there is some value there, maybe won't be much worse than rtc? maybe the world is not coming to an end? can i quit reading and go to sleep now?
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin
"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901