Wall Street has become Las Vegas East. Except the difference is, when the gamblers lose at the crap tables in Vegas, they don't have the audacity to go ask the government to cover their losses. The real tragedy was that investments were not all that took a plunge, integrity did. It was in 1995 that Republicans led welfare reform. We quit giving out money to poor people who didn't work. Now we're about to give out huge sums to the richest companies in the land. And some of the people whose very leadership of the companies sank their companies and brought our economy to its knees gained them hundreds of millions and bonuses and pay. Like the CEO of the collapsed Washington Mutual. He's poised to receive 20 million dollars for 17 days on the job. Look, I'd be willing to be fired from any job for half that much money.