Bailout = Fiscal Patriot Act

Are you serious? The Bush-backed $700 billion financial bailout is absurd. It is the fiscal equivilent of the Patriot Act: pass quickly in an emergency situation only to realize (and regret) all the strings attached later. I think it’s fishy. It took us years to get to this point (in theory, at least) why not take a few days to make sure that the largest financial transaction EVER is a prudent one.