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Who’ll step up and accept responsibility?

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As I sit here watching the mortgage meltdown debacle unfold, my 401(k) drop in value and the federal government floundering around trying to figure out who to bail out next, I get angrier and angrier. I’m pretty sure much, or all of this, could have been prevented if our representatives in Congress were just paying attention to the growing financial storm. There were signs years ago that banks and mortgage companies were taking on more and more risky loans with the encouragement of many in government. Now that the stuff has hit the fan, Congress has spent the last several months pointing fingers, running around in circles denying any responsibility. I know it will never happen, but I’d like to see someone in Congress step up and accept some of the responsibility for this mess. I’d like to hear Congress admit that they screwed up, and, yes, the taxpayers, as usual, are going to have to pay for the mistakes of Congress. I’m not holding my breath waiting for this apology, but the taxpayers really do deserve an explanation and apology. Don Perera, Rocklin