As Dave Ramsey says: "you can't cause ethics to happen", and we are reaping what was sowed when this principle was ignored.
Read more here, and then take action:
Call your Congressman. Call your Senator. Tell them to change the mark-to-market accounting law and to extend insurance but extend no loans. If they extend loans - if they borrow the money on the national debt in order for us to all go into the mortgage business a trillion dollars - you're going to fire their butts and send them home.
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9/30/08: An update following yesterday's House of Representatives defeat of the bailout plan, followed by the subsequent 778 drop in the DJIA. I believe that this was due to the fact that the American people are smarter than the politicians, and have flooded their representatives with calls and emails. Continue to hold the line, keep the faith, and recognize that more government involvement of the wrong kind is no fix, but rather a recipe for continued failure.
Dave Ramsey continues to give good advice here.