I remember vividly standing in the lobby of a local hospital, watching a few minutes of the bailout bill testimony on television. A woman in green scrubs -- a lab technician -- stopped with me to watch. I will never forget the sheer fury in her voice. "The bums," she muttered. "They take care of each other -- who's going to take care of us?"
In the atmosphere of crisis at the time, weeks before an election, perhaps the bailout vote can be forgiven. Perhaps.
But let us draw a line in the sand, here and now, to prevent the emergence of that horribly deformed system, crony capitalism.
No more bailouts.
Maggie Gallagher is a nationally syndicated columnist, a leading voice in the new marriage movement and co-author of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially.