President Bush's speech didn't impress me.
“With the situation becoming more precarious by the day, I faced a choice: to step in with dramatic government action or to stand back and allow the irresponsible actions by some to undermine the financial security of all.”
The "some" he refers to are the same people he wants to give $700 billion to. I haven't heard anyone accept responsibility for this crisis. Nobody has stepped up with, "This was my/our fault." A pattern that's been repeated for 7-1/2 years. If there's anything this administration has taught me it's that I cannot be held accountable for my actions.
If only my Social Security had been privatized. My retirement prospects would be much more attractive than they are now.