"Up Yours. My House is paid for and I can shoot my own dinner!"
The more I look at the reaction I'm seeing from "Main Street" and today's bailout vote today, the more I think that's the prevailing mood.
If I may paraphrase: "Up Yours, Mr. Big City Banker. My house is paid for and I can shoot my own dinner! How many of you fancy Wall Street types can say that?"
I'm not saying that's the right thing to think. I'm also not saying I think this plan was good, and I still don't know that I think it's absolutely necessary, but I do think the bill we got was as good as we could expect under the circumstances.
Looks to me like populists, or those who would take on that mantle shortly before the election, are calling bullspit on the whole "financial Armegeddon" line. I guess we may find out if that's the right prediction or not. These are crazy times.