... is wrong with these people:
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, quickly went to the Senate floor and declared Mr. McCain’s proposal "an outstanding idea."
An outstanding idea? McCain has no clue what is going on. His stunt of suspending his campaign is just that - a cheap stunt to try to get out of the debates, especially the VP debate. But McConnell is just warming up:
“Americans want to know that their home values and college funds and retirement accounts are safe. In other words, that the problems on Wall Street are not going to spread to Main Street. So I appreciate my colleague’s proposal and I hope that it is given serious consideration.”
Hey Senator, the problem is on main street, i.e. record foreclosures - and is headed back to Wall Street in the form of MBS and other toxic paper they invented - to supposedly avoid the very such problems they are in - not the other way around.
Do they just let anybody who is rich become a senator?