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The past few weeks have taken Americans on a roller coaster ride. First, financial giants fell like dominoes. Then, the impact of the financial crisis hit home as the government asked taxpayers to help fund what's being called the “mother of all bail out” plans. Yesterday, one of the two men battling over future responsibility of the economic mess this country is in said the situation was dire enough to suspend his presidential campaign. All of these decisions affect, you: our listeners.

What do you think about the bail out plan? Are the government's priorities in the right place? And do you think what's being proposed now is enough to fix the problems? David Greising is our regular business contributor. Charlie Wheelan is the author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, a lecturer in public policy at the Harris School of Public Policy and a regular contributor to Eight Forty-Eight. Asha Bangalore is Vice President and Economist at the Northern Trust Company.

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