Oscar: What’s a tarp MacIntosh?
MacIntosh: It’s kind of like a tent.
MacIntosh: Wow, what?
Oscar: Dad says tarp costs a gazillion dollars. That must be a very nice tent.
MacIntosh: You mean TARP, the bank bailout.
Oscar: Banks need to be bailed out?
MacIntosh: Only when they don’t float anymore.
Oscar: Howse come they don’t float anymore?
MacIntosh: Cuz the people that steer the boats ran them ashore.
Oscar: Howse come they did that?
MacIntosh: Because the government let them.
Oscar: Howse come the government let them?
MacIntosh: Cuz people said the government shouldn’t tell the banks what to do.
Oscar: Well…who bought the big tent?
MacIntosh: The government.
MacIntosh: Yeah, wow.
Oscar: You know what MacIntosh…the next time dad tells me what to do I’m not gonna do it.
MacIntosh: Why is that?
Oscar: So I can get a big tent.
MacIntosh: Whatever floats your boat buddy.