Suddenly, the media is tossing the word "Trillion" around a lot. This may be the start of the ramp-up:
Wall St. Bailout Could Cost Taxpayers as Much as $1 Trillion
Paulson plan could cost $1 trillion
Analysis: Washington's Trillion Dollar Wall Street Bailout
If this is indeed the ramp-up phase, we appear to be right on schedule for the short-duration hyperinflation scenario, which would actually be the best of a set of bad options.
I often wonder how much this was all planned out ahead of time.