For the record, I think this financial bailout plan is scary and probably trouble. I have no patience for this business of giving unchecked power to the executive branch—I don’t care who wins this election. The rapidity with which this plan and this bill were put together makes me suspicious, in the same way that the USA PATRIOT Act’s appearance mere weeks after September 11th was clearly trouble, in retrospect. If we’re spending trillions—and that’s what it’ll cost, I guarantee it—why isn’t a penny going to Americans who are losing their homes? I don’t care that it’s a Democratic congress, I don’t care that we may well have a Democrat in the White House come January—I just don’t like it.