Don't Bail Out Wall Street, Bail Out the Middle Class

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As the financial meltdown continues apace, one thing we're bound to be seeing a lot of are articles like this one, inviting readers to join the pity party for the real victims -- all those former Master-of-the-Universe investment bankers whose investment portfolios have taken such a rude hit of late, and who are now forced to make such heartrending decisions as the following:

Who can they let go from the staff? Most would rather do without the nanny than without the cleaner. With any luck the cleaner likes children anyway and will help out in a pinch. If there is a cook, she goes before the nanny. The cleaner also knows how to roast a chicken and wash up. Forget the garden altogether - expect to see a lot of weeds as the crisis worsens - although the unemployed may take some comfort in doing the gardening themselves. 

Oh noes!

Even more tragic are the breathless reports informing readers that "one tumbling titan after another" is being forced to give up his high-end mistress. "I can't afford her anymore!" they plaintively wail.

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