October 1, 2008 02:47 PM | Permalink |
Americans are in no mood to subsidize Wall Street. This became clear Monday, when the House of Representatives rejected the financial rescue plan that was supported by leaders from both parties as well as the President. Reasonable people can differ on whether the government should step in to prop up the financial system right now. There are progressives and conservatives on both sides of that issue. But what seems indisputable is that Wall Street has mismanaged its affairs and Americans are in no mood to pay for its mistakes.