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September 23rd, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 9/23/08

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  1. Louise

    It would be hard to get a loan as no one is loaning anyone any money.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  2. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Did I just hear Obama propose 'taxing' good financial services companiies to bail out the bad? How fair is that? If the good get punished, why not be bad, get rich then get bailed out? His suggestion will encourage the wrong behavior.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  3. Timothy

    Anderson,
    As chief executive of Goldman Sacks Paulson’s, compensation package, according to reports, was US$37 million in 2005, and US$16.4 million 2006. Why is it that no major network has reported on Paulson's ownership of 4.6 million shares of Goldman Sacks stock, worth roughly 500 million dollars, it looks to me that Paulson is in a major conflict of interest position. Yet most of the American people know nothing about this. Who are we really bailing out?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:09 pm |
  4. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I agree with the FBI getting involved because there are too many banks that are trying to get out of alot

    September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  5. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    The Senator from Oh and others sound like they are taking a survey. No one likes this plan, its ugly. However congress is right if the finicial sector can't police themselves. Then US goverment has to set limits.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    EJ (USA) September 23rd, 2008 10:04 pm ET

    Wow – members of Congress investigated too?
    EJ
    Yes of course, members of Congress investigated also....

    September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  7. Donata from Amarillo, TX

    I watched some of this hearing and I was glad to see these guys putting Paulson and the guys to the fire. This blank check is going to turn out badly if this is totally rushed and not thought through a bit.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  8. Kevin C Arlington, VA

    I don't understand. If a real company is manufacturing something or performing a needed service that is making money, why would it be hard fro them to get credit?

    Nothing has changed – something is fishy here.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:08 pm |
  9. Cassie

    I am sick and tried of all this to be honest Wall Street screws us over then we have to bail them out that is crazy. American people pay for it all yet again when we are paying as it is.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  10. Michelle

    Hi All:

    Yeah for the FBI Investigation. What took them so long? How can we trust them to tell us the truth and put in security methods to prevent it in the future? I know there are people smarter than me out there, and I knew long ago, something was wrong when I saw friends making under $100K, purchasing $600K plus homes.

    Also we can not give $700B to Paulson, without gurantees, and this high price executives must be fired and loose these huge salaries they are making.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  11. Caren in Nebraska/soon-to-be Boston

    Wow, that clip from Obama's speech sounds like he absolutely agrees that Americans will "foot the bill" if this $700 billion is distributed. For some reason, it just scares me when someone at that level confirms what is really going on!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  12. moe p.

    Hmmm... the Congress was taken over by Democrats two years ago. I recall Ms. Pelosi saying "changes are gonna come". So much for the high hopes we all had for those "changes".

    September 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  13. Emma

    I'm glad the FBI is finally investigating these companies and their execs.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm |
  14. Nino (Toronto, Canada)

    Hi Anderson,

    FBI Investigation??? Hmmmmmm...........let the paper-shredding begin!!! Hope it's successful!!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  15. EJ (USA)

    Anderson – that poll is because we have no idea what this all means. We usually count on the experts and people in power but the experts don't know and we can't trust the people in power anymore!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  16. Uma, Liverpool, UK

    @ Mike in Syracuse, NY

    One can certainly hope these lovely people do time, rather than rolling up their 'golden parachutes' and going to Rio.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  17. KENT in NC

    Good evening Anderson and all Bloggers. Rough day in the Senate Banking Hearings.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  18. Lee johnson

    What is wrong with these people this is outragious. They should all go to jail. The small guy still foots the bill and workes to hard!!!!!!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  19. Matt

    Republicans blocking the bailout so Democrats have to step up to the plate and go to bat for he American people...so the Dems have to take the blame if it doesn't work. Lovely example of their views of "accountability."

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  20. Linda Rigel

    Why not let the people who created this disaster fail (it's called a free market) and keep the 700 billion for those companies that need to meet payroll that Ali talked about?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  21. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Anderson, is Washington Mutual or Chase Bank one of the 26 being investigated?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  22. Clarence

    I don't think the FBI is just checking to see if its safe for the Feds to go in.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm |
  23. MaryBeth

    Maureen: You can say that again! Wall St. is going down in flames!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  24. Minou, New York City

    What developments! I hope the FBI will do a thorough job.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  25. gretchen

    The SEC spent most of last year looking for ways to limit shareholder influence over companies they own stock in...now they want to investigate? Why not just get out of the way of shareholders? We can take care of it.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  26. EJ (USA)

    Wow – members of Congress investigated too?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  27. teresa

    Hi Coop & Erica
    ....and,.
    all Bloggers.

    Interesting FBI Investigation .

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  28. Kathy, Chicago

    It's sad, but I'm not surprised that they need to be investigated. You can't trust anyone anymore.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  29. Jishnu

    Investigation on those failed companies...Shocking news....Hope this will facilitate more oversight into the current bail out plan

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  30. Margaret Wilson

    Hi Anderson and Erica! Finally we may get some justice regarding this financial housing mess! I wrote years ago about this manipulation and I feel it is catching up to the high up the food chain crooks that has been going on.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  31. debra freeberg, AZ

    These CEO's need to go back 2 or 3 years, since this was not overnite,
    woops they would have to arrest Paulsen/

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Adriana RM Marietta,Ga

    The plot thickens. I figured that Fannie and Freddie were greedy. Now its more than that its mal fecance. I hope whoever started this ball rolling gets nailed.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  33. Carly,AL

    i'm not really surprised that the FBI is investigating really...when there is money hungry tycoon's and a suffering econimy i dont know why really they did not investigate any sooner....my question what will happen to the exc..if found guilty....

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Uma, Liverpool, UK

    Morning, Anderson, et al!

    Fraud? In big business? No! I'm stunned.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Marybeth,
    I agree with you.... that is so crazy!!!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Louise

    The US can drive their economy into the ground but when it starts affecting my country I can tell you that I am very angry at the US right now.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Matt

    Bradley Effect as the cornerstone of McCain's copycat "change and reform" campaign strategy...discuss amongst yourselves...I'm feeling verklempt.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    The news on the meltdown is getting worse each day. I hope the FBI finds the dirt on them and they pay.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Tracey - Boston

    Good Evening,

    The FBI is now getting involved with the companies from Wall Street.

    Interesting.

    Poor Ali…so busy lately.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Maureen T

    It seems as if everyone is going to hell in a hand basket!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  41. EJ (USA)

    What happens if there still is not a solution reached in 2 weeks – but the markets still haven't collapsed?

    How do we know (as many asked) what would happen if this multi billion dollar bailout is rejected?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Louise

    This stuff going on in the US would never happen in Canada. We have much more regulation

    September 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  43. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Anderson, maybe these CEO's will be getting 10-20 years instead of $10-20 million as severence.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  44. MaryBeth

    Whoa, diving right in! What is going on??? This is crazy!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Maureen T

    Good evening Anderson! I suspect there will be more investigations of these companies...

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  46. Caren in Nebraska/soon-to-be Boston

    Good evening, from Omaha, NE, driving, on my way to Boston.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Louise

    Good evening Anderson, Erica and fellow bloggers

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. When is this economic nightmare going to end?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar (Shoreline, Wa)

    Hellooo Anderson, Erica and best bloggers!!!
    Not good day for stock wall........ big dive *whistle* drop!
    I wonder Are FBI looking for fraud all the companies?????

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Jacqueline, NY

    Hello all!

    September 23, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
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