The criticism of the bailout since the whole economic fiasco began is that Wall Street executives get to keep their cozy salaries while American taxpayers foot the bill. Well, why not get everyday citizens more involved in the bailout by having them invest in it? As crazy as it sounds, this is exactly what the White House is considering, according to The New York Times. These investments, similar to mutual funds, would gain value as the banks recovered, allowing people to feel like they are profiting from the bailout, too. Of course, the danger is obvious: If the banks go under, or lose more value and do not recover, investors will be even deeper in the hole.
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