A Really Large Number

Think the $700 billion in the bailout plan is based on actual need? Think again. A Treasury spokeswoman tells Forbes.com: “It’s not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.

    Hot Buzz

    The Man Charged Over The Van Explosion At The Australian Christian Lobby HQ Has Died

    This NFL Player Choked Up When Asked Why He Is Standing Up To Donald Trump

    Now Buzzing