Photo & Text Copyright 2008 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved, including reproduction or republishing.
Here is Washington Mutual Bank's WaMu Tower seen from on board a sail boat in Elliott Bay. WaMu, known for its amusing free checking accounts ad campaigns and its trademarked "Whoo hoo!" slogan, is singing the Whoo Hoo Blues these days as one of the very large American financial institutions whose mortgage division has been devastated by the sub-prime mortgage debacle. I invite US readers who wish to better understand the taxpayer bail out proposal under debate in congress to view this brief OpEd piece which has a link to the full wording of the legislation as well as succinct notes on key parts of the legislation; or this piece considering alternative legislation, or this piece which shows concern is not a partisan issue but a shared concern of both major political parties, and to phone or email your congressional representatives expressing your own views and concern. Democracy is participatory; we all benefit when we speak our minds and inform our elected government of our will. I'm wishing each of us well in the personal and collective economic challenges ahead of us in the USA.