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Should we bail out Wall Street?
What do you think? Should we spend $700bn to save Wall Street's bacon, or should we let 'em crash and burn?
It's all about confidence. We HAVE to bail them out, otherwise investors will lose confidence in the market and it will crash. The reason why it hasn't happened isn't because of the $700b pricetag, but because the government's involvement is restoring confidence that things will work out. We have no choice.
This is just a bad situation all around. We shouldn't be helping bail them out—how is the American taxpayer supposed to learn to be responsible with credit if our leaders won't set the example?