Congressmen, candidates hear from residents questioning Wall Street bailout

Canton Repository

MASSILLON - The crowd gathered Wednesday evening to meet John Boccieri didn't have many questions, but the first one was about the $700 billion bailout for Wall Street.

The woman said she was a Republican, but she still didn't want to see Wall Street executives get help from the government. At the same time, she wondered if the Democrats would block the move.

Plenty of area residents have questions about the Bush Administration's plan to spend up to $700 billion to buy weakened banks' troubled debt assets in the hopes of preventing a financial meltdown.

Calls are rolling into Congressional offices and questions are being asked on the campaign trail.

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