Singer-songwriter Bill Zucker has put into verse and set to music what every American has been saying for months: I want some TARP!
Yes, it does indeed seem, as Bill sings, that the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program is "giving away money for free."
The song debuted, as you can see from the video, on CNBC's Power Lunch program.
Zucker told the Boston Herald that the idea came to him as he watched the cable business news channel and saw "my life savings dwindle in front of my eyes. I was pretty heavily invested in the real estate and stock market, and I got killed, so pretty much I want some TARP."
Thanks to Joseph Calhoun at Alhambra Investments for the tune tip and special thanks to Bill Z. for a little bit of levity in these trying economic times.