For those of you who are counting, it's 7 trillion dollars. Yes, that's what the federal government has allocated in bailouts to keep our country from sinking into a desparate depression. And as much as I dislike the idea of "bailing out" anyone or anything that has engaged in irresponsible monetary behaviour, I have to say I was relieved to see that the program announced this morning has something for our young people. This latest program called "TALF" will provide $200 billion dollars to gaurantee securities tied to consumer loans like auto, credit card and most importantly STUDENT LOANS! We are leaving our children and their children for that matter with tremendous debt because of this financial crisis; wouldn't it be nice if we could provide them with the academic tools and education to deal with it. Loosening up money for our kids to get a college education is money well spent. Now, maybe they can use that education to do a better job than we have.