For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: should Congress postpone its recess in order to pound out a bailout bill?
What seems lost in all this bailout discussion is that members of Congress are either looking to rush legislation or postpone it because they're supposed to go on recess Friday. However, they just had five weeks off over the summer, and have only been back since Labor Day. Do these folks need another five weeks off having only "worked" three weeks since their last five-week vacation? Shouldn't this be one of the focuses of citizen and media anger in the middle of this crisis, that their recess seems more important than hammering out a deal that is in America's long-term best interest?
In July, as oil neared $150/barrel, and gasoline approached $5/gallon (in California, anyway), Democrats refused to remain in Washington to discuss an energy package. Now they're rushing to get out of town again. How do you feel about this?