We need a new term to describe the various economic recovery plans. Desperate Money Explosion comes to mind. The DME. I'm copyrighting that.
The New York Times has several graphics to explain it all, as well as a fine story.
I can't link this one directly, but you can access it in more detail from the left side column that accompanies the story:
This one tracks the companies benefiting from the $700 billion bailout.
It's amazing to me that the economy has gotten so screwed up that we're committing $8 trillion to fixing it. And that, when one of the problems has been people borrowing more than they could afford, the solution appears to be the government borrowing more money to shore up the system.
Like Ron Burgundy, I'm not even mad. That's amazing.
At the 2:44 mark.