UPDATE: The Senate passed the bill 74-25. The House of Representatives is back in session tomorrow.
As I write this blog on Wednesday, the Senate is debating whether to pass its version of a financial markets bill (At the moment, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is pontificating in front of a large poster of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson; he's detailing the millions in compensation Paulson has made in the past five years). A vote is expected tonight.
We sent a NewsPoll to readers this morning, asking them whether they agree with the governmentâ€™s plan to spend $700 billion in taxpayer money to bail out the financial market. In less than 24 hours, more than 200 readers have responded. A large majority of readers say, "No." They also say the crisis has not affected their ability to borrow money and they don't think the bail out will help.
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