Give me $700 billion of taxpayer money, and I'll save the economy. Or somethin'. But you can't look at what I'm doing with my money, err, your money. And you can't ask any questions about who I'm giving it to. You'll just have to trust me to throw obscene amounts of money around, which will save us from the coming economic depression.
Besides, once Obama takes office on January 20, it all becomes his problem. So who cares if the economy collapses then - we can pin the blame on someone else! And we get to keep all our money! Yaaaay!!