Now that big banks and financial firms have been promised bailouts with taxpayer money and the Big 3 of automaking is angling for the same, other entities are contemplating asking for bailouts, too.
You, as an individual, beleaguered, taxpaying citizen, can get one.
Crushpad, the California custom wine facility, has come up with Bailout Wine. It's a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon which will sell for $39 per bottle.
So, you may ask, what's the deal with the bailout?
For every 100-point drop in the Dow Jones average from the date of purchase to the projected bottling date of August 14 2009, Crushpad will take $2 off the bottle price. If the Dow rebounds, the $39 price stands.
Only 500 cases of Bailout -- which has a bull and a bear battling on the label -- will be produced. The wine will be shipped after it is bottled next summer.
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