Let’s call the government and see if we can get bar tabs and gambling debt thrown on this smelly, steaming pile:

In the dark of night over the weekend when most people were snoozing, the Treasury dramatically expanded its bailout plan to include buying student loans, car loans, credit card debt and any other “troubled” assets held by banks.

Any chance that these “troubled” assets held by banks include mortgages of members of Congress and the Treasury Department?

Update: Environmental boondogglers want a piece of the bailout action too — and I’ll bet they get it.

Note: There seem to be some server issues today and the site has been going down more often than Barney Frank at Elton John’s birthday party. Hopefully it’ll be back to normal soon. (update 3 p.m.: seems to be getting back up to speed now)

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