This bailout is a redistribution of the wealth. They are taking money from the middle and lower class and giving it to the wealthy. Redistribution of wealth is the whole idea of Socialism; except in socialism it is supposed to come from the rich and go to the poor. President Bush presided over the most consolidation of power into the executive branch in the history of our country. He performs illegal wire taps and goes to war without consent of congress. Now he says we must give 700billion dollars to the wealthy elite or the countries economy will collapse; even though it's been almost two weeks since the crisis began, and the market is still fine. After taking all this into consideration it is hard to believe we live in a democracy anymore, and even if it is one it doesn't look like were going to have freedom for too much longer. We need a serious change in our two party political system and let some independent parties in the mix. They couldn't screw it up anymore than it already is.