If the government can toss a lifeline to troubled mortgage underwriters Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, why won't it do something for Americans who save their money?
Why aren't the nation's savers storming the Federal Reserve or the Treasury Department or the halls of Congress demanding that something be done for them?
"Perhaps there is a mentality that you can't beat city hall," ponders financial adviser and author Ric Edelman.
The debate seems to be whether the ripple effects of the housing fallout would be worse or better for the average American than the tax money being spent to combat the fallout.
What do you think?