A poll on CNN shows that, 71% to 29%, the public considers today's bailout to be merely a political payout to Wall St. Yet, the bill passed both houses, in an election year, by goodly margins.
Folks, these elections are not real. The incumbent almost always wins, and whichever party we elect, we get the same results -- bailouts for the rich, warrantless wiring tapping, secret prisons, etc. Obviously, a lot of Congressmen didn't want to pass this bill, but their arms were twisted throughout the week until they were almost snapped off.
America is an oligarchy.