Americans hate bailout, but alternative would be costly:

10/1/2008 | Christian Science Monitor, The

While many Americans are unhappy with the idea of the government bailing out the financial market, the continued withdrawal of credit for everything from small-business loans to car loans remains threatened. "No one, least of all small-business owners, is happy that this bailout is necessary," NFIB said in a statement Monday before the House rejected the bailout. "They did not create this mess. ... But they understand that their ability to access credit to grow their business, send their kids to college, and save for retirement depends upon stability in financial markets."

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