Data Points: The Bailout Package in Perspective

Compared with other countries' rescue plans, America's isn't that extensive.

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  • 12% to 16%: Share of Germany's gross domestic product that its $400 billion-to-$536 billion economic rescue package represents
  • 30%: Share of Britain's GDP that its $835 billion economic rescue package represents
  • 5%: Share of the United States' GDP that the $700 billion bailout package represents

Source: Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal