Congress and the Senate prove that crime pays. This bailout is akin to:
Lets say I am a complete retard, I over draw my checking account to an unbelievable sum, I max out my credit cards well above my ability to pay them, I encur over limit, late and bad check fees, I have not paid my rent in months, nor any of my utilities, I have borrowed money time and time again to pay these off, but instead, I blow it all on stupid stuff, and then....
I find a way to make ALL of my neighbors pay my bills legally and they can do nothing about it.
As far as presidential responcibility, the POTUS can't draft or make legislation, that is not the executive branch's charter. He has the power to approve or disapprove legislation, and even then, the house can over-ride him by 2/3rds vote to do so. People give the president too much credit/discredit for decisions made on capital hill. The Potus is not as powerful as folks would like to think. If you want to blame those that are responsible for our messes, look no further than congress and the senate. There is no federal robbery than that of what they ALLOW. Pork bill spending, failure or deliberate incompetence at oversight, aristocracy class mentality fueling corruption, legislation without constituent approval (Congress and the Senate OFTEN go against majority of constituents that write them voicing their approval or disapproval of bills and cast votes along the party lines) are all contributory to this mess.
Party nonesense and stalemates also create this mess. The "TWO PARTY SYSTEM" is much to blame, but you must also realize that which we "knew" to be the moral compass and make up of either party are so intermingled, there is NO TRUE "Republican" or "Democrat" party anymore, there are only "Republicrats" & "Democans". or "Rinos" and "Dinos". They swim and WE sink. At the end of the day, you and I wonder if: we will still have jobs, can afford to drive to work, pay our mortgages, feed our families while THEY wear clothes and jewelery that cost more than our cars on YOUR dime while talking amongst themselves how to next pull the wool over our eyes. Our golden years will be spent in worry, scratching out an existence after age has sucked out ability while we collect and recycle cans to afford an occasional "luxury meal" of steak, providing we can afford the dentures to chew it with, they on the other hand will remain in powerful, over-paid positions well past age 65 in the land of milk and honey whilst living off the fat that was always supposed to be OURS. Neither party cares as long as they have "theirs". We ARE the "haves" and "Have-nots".