Me: Alison, what do you think of the Big 3 Auto Bailout?
Alison: (shakes head back and forth)
Me: You don't like it?
Me: If we don't bail them out, what should we do about it then?
Ali: A bertday house! (giggles)
Me: Should the taxpayers have to pay for the mistakes of the Big 3?
Ali: Let's have a bertday with ten candles, okay? Woo-hooo!
Me: How is a birthday going to solve the current economic crisis?
Ali: Yeah, it's my bess bertday I ever seen!
Me: What advice would you give the President and Congress?
Ali: (long pause) Whatchu say-nen?
Me: Do you think the lawmakers on Capitol Hill should be giving away all that money?
Ali: Nuh-huh. No.
Me: Are you a smart girl?
Ali: Uh-huh. Good sunny day!
And somehow, what my three year old said makes just as much sense as Bernanke and Paulson.