Bush to the rescue
Forty million Americans can't afford health insurance; the minimum wage hasn't been raised in 10 years and the country has one of the worst poverty levels in the developed world. Yet as soon as the rich squeal $700 billion is magically found. America needs a second revolution.
Not often I agree with the most recommended statement on the BBC Have Your Say page but I'm totally with this one...this situation has, in spectacular fashion, shown up what a sham system American capitalism has become.
I believe in the American dream, but it has become a nightmare of anarcho-capitalism. Katrina, Iraq, the financial crisis...money can be found for some but not a penny for others.
Hell, maybe the bailout is necessary but that's not the point - I really hope for the sake of the American people that they wake up and start to take some action soon.