The Washington Times - October 14, 2008, 09:38AM

President Bush has announced a new plan to buy bank stocks to forestall an economic meltdown.

It’s nice to know that when the blue chips are down, the federal government can find the cash to make everything all right.

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All we have to do is wait for things to get really bad, and Uncle Sam will be there with his checkbook open, eager to help.

Whew!

The only worrisome thing is, when it comes to health care, Social Security and the nation’s infrastructure, how bad is really bad?