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Originally posted by SteveR
We are not bailing out the elite and forgetting you exist.
It's very simple, by keeping the market working as it should we make sure you get everything you need when you need it.
Sure there have been failures but this is nothing compared to how things could be.
Without the economy, life as you've come to know it would not exist.
If we give you $7000 each as someone suggested and let the system fail, you will fail.
The suits in Washington are doing the best thing for the people - in the long run.
Less whining and more intelligent thinking is needed here.
We are not bailing out the elite...
...we make sure you get everything you need when you need it.
If we give you $7000...
Originally posted by harvib
Why don't "you" bail out the home owners to avoid having to bail out the banks?
Originally posted by pieman
i've got to say, despite it's unpopularity, the point the op is making has it's merits. the financial system supports civilisation as we know it, if it collapses then it all goes down the pan, there's no getting away from it.
this isn't the thirties, things are set up differently these days, seriously, what exactly are you gong to do if almost every US business goes to the wall by the end of the year?