Recession Angels Rise to the Occasion

"Nobody is really immune to the recession and that's why we need to all get together and help out. That way, nobody goes down without a fight," he said. "We're all interrelated in this world."

Bailout Bill: Not Totally Altruistic

Other recessionary saints are giving away money to get attention.

Take the Web site BailoutBooth.com

The company's founder is on a national tour giving away money in high-traffic areas such as New York's Times Square and Washington's Union Station. He recently gave away $50,000 in cash -- ranging from $50 to $5,000 -- to anybody who walked up and explained why they need a bailout.

New Yorkers stand in line in Times Square to meet Bailout Bill and get their cash bailout.

His message: Times are tough, and the government is taking its time to get money to the hands of individuals.

Oh, yeah, and there is a less idealistic reason. The Web site is trying to promote its new video classified service. Maybe not angelical, but at least creative.

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