Well, the bail out was a lot of fun while it lasted... it seems that some of the "gun clingers" have written in to their Congressmen and read them the riot act.
The piece of crap legislation that was proposed, had it passed, would have undoubtedly been a single pin-point in the upcoming election. Not unlike voting for or against the Patriot Act, or the War, or something similar. If you were for it, there would have been 'consequences'. Hope you're not trying to buy a house or a car right now.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief. The issue here is not whether we broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with our constituents wallets - we did. But you can't hold a whole country for the behavior of a few, sick twisted individuals on Wall Street and in this room. For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole mortgage lending system? And if the whole mortgage lending system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of Wall Street and financial institutions in general? I put it to you, Barney Frank - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society? Well, you can do whatever you want, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!