September 14th, 2009
12:13 PM ET

Interactive: Ranking the rescues

David Goldman
CNNMoney.com Staff Writer

The collapse of Lehman led to a deeper recession and a litany of government programs to try to end the pain. We rate just how bold and effective the plans have been so far.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Bailout Turmoil • Economy
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Conserve' for USA

    Is the government going to take back the 8 billion dollar stimulis fund it gave to ACORN? If not, why? Is this the way the government does business too? If you don't get caught, you're okay?

    September 14, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  2. Annie Kate

    A mixed report card to be sure – what changes will the Obama administration do to "tweak" their plan to where it is all working? And yes, I see a major problem with the sizable donations of the financial industry to the major political parties. It sets up the appearance of a "conflict of interest. No one industry should be able to donate over so much to a party – the average voter is not fairly represented in this sort of arrangement.

    September 14, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  3. Michael C. McHugh

    According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the financial industry has given $50 million in campaign contributions this years–60% to the Democrats and 40% to the Republicans. They have spent over $200 million on lobbying. Does anyone else see a problem here? Both of these major parties are owned by various big money interests, which is why we need to abolish all these donations completely, by constitutional amendment if necessary.

    September 14, 2009 at 2:47 pm |