Turn on the TV and you'll be told that we're on the brink of imminent crisis—and the only solution is for Congress to turn over vast power to the Bush administration and trust they'll use it wisely. Sound familiar? This time, it's not to authorize war in Iraq. Bush wants taxpayers to give his administration a $700 billion check with no strings attached, which they'll then hand over to the same Wall Street firms that got us into this mess.1 It's clear something needs to be done to deal with the disastrous Bush economy, but Bush's blank check proposal is not the answer. Yesterday, Barack Obama laid out key principles for dealing with this situation. Obama's main point: Main Street must be put ahead of Wall Street, and no blank check for the Bush administration. Members of Congress are trying to figure out what to do, and they need to hear from the public. Can you sign this message to your members of Congress today, supporting Obama's principles? "The Bush economy is in crisis, and giving Bush a blank check is not the solution. Congress must act by putting Main Street ahead of Wall Street." President Bush wants Congress to give his Treasury Secretary (Henry Paulson, a former Wall Street executive) $700 billion with no congressional or court oversight. That amounts to $2,000 for every single American. Would it help families struggling to keep their homes? NO. Do taxpayers get any share of the firms we're bailing out, so we can benefit from any eventual profit? NO. Would the firms we're bailing out be required to stop paying their executives multimillion-dollar salaries? NO. This is a pure giveaway of epic proportions. Even some Republicans are admitting this is crazy. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) asked, "Just how long can the poor beleaguered taxpayer be expected to bear all the losses and bear all the risk? Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio) said, "I'm getting a lot of calls from my district, with people saying, why are you bailing out the big guys and not us?"