Bank Bailout Bill: Is This Why Andy Stern Left SEIU? - Big Government Wow, way too substantive for pull quotes. Read it all and watch the videos: Some comments from me: The housing bubble was caused by the government demanding banks make subprime mortgages to help the poor buy houses they could not, in reality, afford. This was another example of a "well intentioned" liberal policy that had no hope of lasting. Bush tried to do something about this during his admin but thanks to people like Barney Fwank, it was allowed to continue until it came tumbling down like a stack of cards. It always makes me angry when people like Fwank and Dodd are basically allowed to destroy the economy with "well intentioned" bad policy, block any attempts to reform that bad policy and then get to act like innocents blaming everyone else, when their policies come crashing down. But, as usual, liberals are using their own bad policies to attack the businesses they forced their policies on.