It wasn't a complete meltdown, but it was close enough - and given the playground-type skirmishes we're hearing on Capitol Hill, this could be just the start of more bloody days on Wall Street. How a vocal minority in the House could successfully spearhead such a disaster - unbelievable. Question: When the value of our retirement plans goes plummeting, as they surely will, can we get to bill the bozos who voted against the bailout? Just wondering.
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