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Treasury: "We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

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Too bad Paulson wasn't using Heinz ketchup when he made up the number. We could have saved $643 billion.

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy.

"It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."

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Submitted by lambert on

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Submitted by Damon on

So, now we're just pulling random numbers out of thin air? Dr. Evil could have done better than this.