Yes the picture is dollars, because it was the US Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, who said the title words on Tuesday that banks must pay back bailout cash.
A proposed Financial Crisis Responsibility fee that is projected to raise $90 billion over 10 years could be extended if the cost of the bailout exceeds that amount.
"The fee can and will be extended until every penny of taxpayer assistance to the financial system has been repaid and the cost of the rescue to taxpayers is zero," Geithner said.
Now for the UK. Alistair Darling proposes a supertax on banks, which is largely a symbolic measure that only stands to raise around £3 billion.
"This was because we do not want to disadvantage the UK in an industry -banking and financial services - in which we have global leadership," Lord Myners stated. The UK preferred the 'Tobin' tax which would see a charge on every banking transaction. We've heard nothing more about this in recent weeks although banks have announced massive profits and bonuses.
In the meantime Northern Rock, which was bailed out with taxpayers' money in 2007, has confirmed it will sponsor Newcastle United FC to the tune of £10 million.
Little wonder this country's economy is in such a mess.