🚗 🚙 Turn your trusty old car into trustworthy journalism Learn more
Marketplace Off Air

Just wait for the hearings on this…

Kai Ryssdal Nov 25, 2008

It seems that a week after saying he wasn’t going to use the other half of the 700 billion dollar bailout package, Treasury Secretary Paulson has changed his mind.

Given how Congress has been giving Mr. Paulson the what-for every time he’s been to the Hill since the whole package was passed…seriously, can you imagine what the hearings are going to be like this time ’round?

(N.B. – the original bailout bill said that Paulson gets $350 billion up front. If he wants the rest he’s got to go back and ask for it.)

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.