It has become accepted as fact that there the $700B plan must pass or we face Armaggedon. This Armageddon theory is a canard. This is nonsense. The debate in Washington apparently seems to be over the issues of : exec compensation, relief to homeowners, so-called "strong oversight", etc. That is NOT the key issue. The key issue is that this plan will not work. Yes there should be an auction to force these financial instituions to rid themselves of these assets, but the auction should have private market bidders, paying market prices NOT a govt fixed above-market price. What is wrong with America? Why isn't anyone in authority telling the truth??