06/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Checks in the Mail?

If the unemployed could entertain lawmakers as bank chiefs do, their bailout would be done on time.

Of course, out-of-work Americans would have to treat members of Congress to the dollar menu at McDonalds, while the big wigs can afford steaks and cigars at Morton's.

Which might be why the Senate had such trouble finding $9.2 billion before unemployment benefits expired last week, while having no trouble last year budgeting up to $700 billion to bail out the financial industry.

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