Financial crisis needs quick, smart solution

Lately, just about every news station in the world has been reporting on the dire financial situation facing the United States. The recent rejection of the $700 billion bailout by the House of Representatives seemed to be a slap in the face to President Bush.

Despite John McCain’s claim to pull the Republicans together to make this issue non-partisan, the votes that were to be delivered from the GOP were not.

All the blame was placed on the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who supposedly brought partisanship into the picture which offended House Republicans.

So now, we have Democrats pointing fingers at the Republicans, the Republicans pointing fingers at the Democrats, Barack Obama pointing fingers at John McCain and of course, John McCain placing the burden on the back of Barack Obama.

In the meantime, Wall Street is on a steady decline. People are losing their homes and jobs are being cut because companies cannot afford payrolls.

At a time of crisis, the leaders we vote into office have a decision to save us from the mess we put ourselves in.

Right now, the last thing we need is partisan conflicts to delay the solution to the fiscal problems this country is facing.

Despite the tensions rising between the parties due to speeches, the election, or simply sheer dislike, something has to be done. And now.

Kiffani Jones for the Editorial Board.