Of course, in the process the markets plunged today in the biggest one-day loss ever, wiping out a lot of the middle class's paper wealth. Better that I think than mortgaging our grandchildren's future so that the robbers fleecing our ship of state can keep their houses in the Hamptons. All the scare tactics propogated by the New York financial classes--you must support this bailout plan for me and my cutlass-wielding crew or YOU WILL ALL DIE!!!!!!!--have thus far been for naught. I agree with Vox, Wall Street's pain isn't necessarily felt by the whole country...most of the economy will keep churning along whether or not those paper-pushers show up to work.
I'm sortof enjoying watching the pirates writhe and twist. Here's hoping that the Republican Representatives keep the pair they just grew, 'cuz the pressure's gonna get applied to them big-time to fabricate golden parachutes for our version of the Barbary Pirate from money looted from the public trust.