I found this fascinating quote today:
I was with the conservatives on this issue. I didn’t want us to bail out the banks. But we did, because we thought the system would collapse if we didn’t. OK. So we put off the collapse for two years, but–my fellow Americans — while you are all worrying about death panels and tax-supported abortions, don’t take your eye off the world around you. Multi-task if you can.Francinehardaway, Francine Hardaway’s Blog, Aug 2009
You should read the whole article.