Instead of only giving cash to the banks in exchange for their crap paper, shouldn't the Fed give money to everybody? The banks aren't the only ones suffering from liquidity problems, the consumer is toast. The consumer is left high and dry as well as the home owner and the banks get as much as cash as crap paper they can produce. A very Republican move, take care of the banks and the big corporations and screw over the little guy. I don't like Democrats either, but at least they would print money for EVERYONE. Actually, Ron Paul should be president, he's the only one with balls to actually stop the printing presses and regain monetary discipline.