Andrew Sullivan says he believes in "personal responsibility." But like most conservatives, he only believes in it for proles. Money buys morality in today's America--just like it buys administrations.
This proposal is an unacceptable attempt to force middle income families to pick up the cost of fixing the horrendous economic mess that is the product of the Bush administration's deregulatory fever and Wall Street's insatiable greed.
As the outlines of the "bailout" package come into focus, initially limiting the bailout to redeeming assets from American institutions, the fine hand of the influence peddlers are already all over the program.