An invasion, in other words. War.
"To stave this off, the American taxpayers were coerced by former President Bush and former US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. During that incident, the US Senate was told emphatically that they had to approve a $700 billion bailout or else martial law would be implemented immediately."
Clever. Threaten "martial law", as if dealing with a "civil" problem, when all the while the fact is that a state of war was imminent.