1 - The way things were phrased showed implied support for the bill and that there was no actual money spent
2 - I thought it was the same article I had read just earlier (turned out to be a similarly worded, but different article) that said that 2.x (3 or 4) trillion had been spent.
3 - The federal reserve commited an act of what amounts to a terrorist act, threatening a military takeover of the US... yet more publicly threatening an utter collapse of the economy... "2000 pts this week and 4000 pts next week" (about the DOW Jones)
4 - The level of secrecy involved in this money which is tax payer money directly is another show of shady behavior gong on behind closed doors.
So, while this things may SEEM unrelated, that are all parts of the same object and should be covered and discussed in a holistic way... this was first called a 'banker' bailout... and the private bank that prints the money is just the top dog of these banks and is secretly 'sorting out everything' for the 'publics' best interest???? And in SECRET at that?? and you seriously expect these guys that made it to the top by being cutthroat businessmen that would cut loose their own child if it meant extra profits for themselves to have the general best intersts at heart??
Look, I am sorry I misconstrued your position... this is a VERY BIG issue to me, since this LITTERALLY represents the 'fascification' of america (I know that's not a word, but the meaning would be 'the act of turning fascist':P)
Seriously though, 23 trillion dollars is actually quite easy with 'fractional reserve' banking, so, even IF only 800 billion dollars of taxpayer money was used, and that the banks can all leverage that out 10X (OR MORE) and create enough fake debt to pretty much buy up every asset in america... then move offshore and send paramilitary hit squads to take care of anyone that objects after there's nothing left. That's kinda like what the IMF does to third world countries on a regular.