I hope these patriots can make their voices heard and stop this slide into socialism. Backlash against Bailouts Grows on Capitol Hill Wall Street By Matthew Benjamin and Brian Faler http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aIaOyCf.U_bU&refer=home Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Amid calls for the government to take stronger measures to stabilize financial markets, some former Federal Reserve officials, lawmakers and Wall Street executives are saying too much has already been done. ``Every time they intervene, they do more harm than good,'' said Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital in Darien, Connecticut, a brokerage that manages $1 billion. Critics of the rescues agree that government actions, such as those that prevented the failures of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and American International Group Inc., can't postpone the inevitable worsening of housing and financial markets. They say the bailouts by the Fed and Treasury also encourage future reckless risk-taking by investors. ``If we don't stop now, there will be no end,'' said Gerald O'Driscoll, a former vice president of the Dallas Fed and now a scholar at the Cato Institute in Washington. He joins Vince Reinhart, former director of the Fed's monetary affairs division, and Marvin Goodfriend, a former official at the Richmond Fed in questioning the market interventions. They're getting support from Republican lawmakers, who are stepping up their efforts to put a halt to further rescues. Yesterday a group of 100 lawmakers released a letter asking Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to ``refrain from conducting any additional government-financed bailouts for large financial firms.'' If you care more about the size of your IRA or 401K than preserving American capitalism then do nothing about this dramatic attempt to convert our into a socialistic one.