You probably all know that the House, Senate, and the President voted to spend $700,000,000,000 of your tax money to bail out the investors and banks. What a monumental tragedy this is.
To see how your Representatives voted check here, and to see how your Senators voted check here.
Now, I'm not economics scholar but I know reality and reality states that if you bailout someone or something for a bad decision (or a series of poor decisions in this case) you'll just see it happen again. It's the same with government than it is with children. Sometimes you have to let them touch the fire for them to learn.