It looks like the cost of avoiding another Great Depression will be about $51 billion — a lot less than originally thought. Turn off the TV, sit in a quiet corner and think about that for a minute.
The Troubled Asset Relief Program cost taxpayers a lot of money, but it was a cheap price for avoiding bread lines and 25 percent unemployment. It’s a price every taxpayer should be thankful for, but many are too angry to be thankful.
It’s a classic disconnect.