It seems so many people are shortsighted(not necessarily in this forum) but democrats and citizens. It seems that alot wanted the bailout for a few years of status quo if that could possibly happen and this delay will only worsen the pain when the day of reckoning happens when foreign banks no longer lend us money. I am extremely skeptical how this could help us long term. It would only serve us from sinking quicker. The fact is our country is not producing goods other countries want so where is the income coming in versus expenditures going out? We continue to devalue our own money by printing more. We expect the people who created this mess to fix it by giving them the power to spend mroe money?? If this country is to last the next 100 years this needs to be fixed now and now overinflated again otherwise we are headed for bad civil times and bad foreign problems where war is a possibility. I do feel bad for the people who have saved are gettign shafted by the people who did not save and spent. that is not right.