UPDATE II: Conn Carroll of the Heritage Foundation says the actual pricetag of the Economic Destruction Act of 2009 will be $3.27 trillion. No matter how you calculate it, the amount going to me — and I’m the only person I really care about — is zero. And the amount going to you is exactly the same. So, that’s two of us getting zero out of this transaction, buddy.
Somewhere out there are some people who are actually going to cash in big-time, and right now they’re doing the happy dance. Look around you tomorrow, and if you see anybody looking especially happy, punch ’em in the nose. Call it “social justice.”