-- Richard Dale of Charlotte
"I only support good Clauses."
-- Michael Sutton, Raliegh
"The bankers have been calling you Santa all year."
-- James Cavanaugh, Portland, Ore.
"I used to believe in you, too."
-- Mike Haas, Mooresville
"I would give you a dollar but you've already made it worthless."
-- Pete Pappas, Charlotte
“For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for you!”
-- Steven E. Davies, Charlotte*
“Is that the alarm bell you used to warn of the housing bubble?”
-- David W. White, Charlotte
"Some of us don't even have a pot!"
-- From several readers
Thank you for all your entries. As usual, feel free to discuss any of this in our "Comments" section. Just click the blue link below this post and add your observations or additional captions!
Here's a selection of some of the other lines we received:
“Happy recession to all and to all a good night!”
"You shoulda known a lot of people would lose interest this year."
"Keep ringing, Ben! Christmas is also too big to fail."
"Did China call in our loans?"
"Seriously... Salvation Armani?"
"Hey Bernanke, what time does Geithner come on?"
"Nothing's jingling in our pockets."
"We're Fed up with your policy."
"What happened? Did the printing press stop working?"
"Is this to cover your unemployment compensation?"
"I see from your resume that you have also worked at South of The Border."
"You're going to need a much bigger pot than that, and a ho-ho-whole lot of luck."
"Forget the bell, why don't you use a gun?"
*Spelling of Mr. Davies' name has been corrected. Sorry about that.