Many believe that the situation can be fixed using free market solutions.
From Congressman Connie Mack of Florida on the Paulson Bailout Plan:
'Instead of pursuing this ill-conceived, heavy-handed action that will trample the free market system, Congress should consider market-based solutions that will strengthen our economy and preserve our free markets. These should include a number of market-based reforms such as instituting a reduction in or a temporary moratorium of the capital gains tax; strengthening the U.S. dollar; ending mark-to-market accounting; accelerating depreciation; and repealing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ban on short-selling certain stocks and reinstituting the so-called “uptick rule.” '
Maybe we aren't getting the full story from the government and the media who seem intent on ramming the Paulson Bailout Plan down our throats.