What I was trying to say in a rather jolting way, is that if appears to be an end of the era of special deals for special interests that allow them to circumvent free markets. That is an entirely seperate issue from the issue of government involvement in the markets. There is a legitimate roll for governent involvement in commercialism, capitalism. Government sets the infrastructure that allows capitalism to work. It provides the physical, legal and monetary framework to support capitalism. And I think you would agree. Now where that line is drawn, is where we are going to disagree. Unfortunately now is a time in which the government needs to support one of those vital structures...the financial system. You cannot have capitalism flourish without a sustainable financial infrastructure. Unfortunately, due to economic circumstances the government now needs to invest in infrastructure...a lot of it. But that is wholy different than using government to kill your competition (e.g. big pharma and prescription drugs no bid provisions).