The Wall Street banksters crashed the economy through fraud and other criminal acts, resulting in a loss of trillions of dollars to the economy and us. How did the government respond? It gave the banksters hundreds of billions in bailout money. How did the banksters use the money? They gave themselves multi-million dollar bonuses and sat on most of the money. Little of this money trickled down. The Wall Street banks got the gold mine and we got the shaft with mortgage foreclosures, lost savings, bankruptcy, and lost jobs. Congress passed and the President recently signed the $1.1 trillion bill giving banks the legal right to gamble with our FDIC insured savings, or what we call the "heads I win, tails you lose" game. The bill also allows certain multi-employers to cut the pensions of hard working Americans. Democrats helped to pass this bill.