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Your Urgent Help Needed

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 700 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my
replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s.

This transaction is 100% safe. This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account
numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to [email protected] so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury Paulson


Sad but so true. I am beyond anger at the craziness of this mess...

Hey! The House voted down the 700 T steal-it bill!!!


Yeah but you (and your kids and your grandkids) still bought an insurance company (AIG) and gave the US automakers a nice loan

Here's a thought: since we now own the largest insurance company in the US, what's stopping the government from providing health insurance to everyone? We paid for the company, shouldn't we get something out of it?

Indeed. It works in the rest of the civilized world. Maybe if we did it here we could be civilized too...


Totally agree on the health care. And I'm still cheering the bill's defeat, and laughing at the chaos it's causing among the ruling rich who thought they had an unlimited line of credit on the backs of us working taxpayers. Given that the failure was due to Congressional vanity and blundering as much as anything, though, I worry that the victory may be temporary.

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