October 14, 2008

How bad can it get?

This is terrible news: "Suicides from financial crisis cause concern".

The news covers the McCain/Obama campaign endlessly, while people all across the country are panic-stricken by the state of the economy. It took one person to go to extreme lengths before things got better, like in this instance:
In Akron, Ohio, the 90-year-old widow who shot herself on Oct. 1 is recovering. A congressman told Addie Polk's story on the House floor before lawmakers voted to approve a $700 billion financial rescue package. Mortgage finance company Fannie Mae dropped the foreclosure, forgave her mortgage and said she could remain in the home.

But the other people in the article weren't so lucky. It makes this whole mess sadder and more horrible.