The financial crisis we face today is purely a product of the classic Republican doctrine "let free markets reign" left unchecked. You will not find any balanced political forum draw it any other way. Even the dissolution of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 (when Clinton signed the veto-proof legislation) was precluded by all sorts of legislative gobbledy-gook courtesy of the Republicans and perpetuated by the banking industry, which then waxed gleeful at its demise.
And now Bushie is trying to wrench one colossal golden egg out of Joe American as a parting gift to the banking industry using fear, fear, fear. Oh yeah? Well I remember when Bush's imaginary weapons of mass destruction threatened the world too.
You filthy cheating lying bastards. Maybe we should just let the whole goddamn game go down in a spectacular fireball and see what's left when the smoke clears.