Why wouldn't bailing out all of the homewoners that were mislead in to their shotty mortgages save the whole economy... Lou Dobbs was saying that this year alone the feds have used or will use $800BILLION dollars to bail out these big gun financial institution and they are not done yet.... Why wouldn't helping all of these home owners in default, to keep their homes, not be the answer that helps this economy instead of bailing out the corporations that own these loans? If these homewoners were bailed out, they keep their homes, the financial institutions get their money on these loans, and all is well for all of them? Why are the homeowners being left out of the fix? Why just hand money to the banks and financial institutions and insurance companies to save them from all of the defaults and not secure the homes for the people? if the people were part of this equation as the institutions are, then they would be more sound financially and they would have security and they would eventually be spending more and more in the economy to keep it going? i realize this is simple thinking and it is much more complicated than meets the eye....but i still don't "get" using our tax dollars to only help the assholes that caused this greed infested mess....?