Thursday, September 25, 2008

4 Numbers Related to the Proposed Federal Bailout

1. 6.4: percentage of home mortgages that were at least 30 days behind in their payments as of the end of June, in addition to 2.75 percent that were in foreclosure (wp)

2. 275: factor by which CEO salaries were greater than the salaries of average workers, up from 35 in the late 1970s, according to the Economy Policy Institute. (nyt)

3. $250 billion: possible actual cost of the bailout (wp)

4. $3 trillion: annual federal budget (wp)

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