The financial meltdown was the result of many things, Wall Street criminals motivated by greed created derivatives; Alan Greenspan, Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, and many more will have to live with the results of their actions.
Harry Markopolos warned the SEC for years about the ponzi scheme run by Bernard Madoff, they blew him off. BTW, I heard there is a movie in the works about Markopolos' book, can't wait for that!
President Obama took the oath of office knowing the challenges that awaited him. His decision to bail out the auto industry enabled GM to get their act together and repay govt $ ahead of schedule. He has demonstrated his willingness to compromise with his political opponents, many of whom refuse to consider the thought of working together to solve the many problems our country faces.
I am a registered Independent and try to consider all points of view but the birth certificate debacle and the failure of the Republican leadership to distance themselves from the freak show and lunatic fringe element associated with their party is shocking.