I am far from being an expert on our country's high finance, but I have become pretty savvy on reading how modern-day members of Congress and presidents solve our problems.

That is why I see Congress addressing the proposed bailout of financial institutions with emphasis put on short-term satisfaction rather than considering long-term effects. Like so many other things in this day and age, our children and grandchildren will pay for it. We do not promote responsibility and honesty. We reward irresponsiblity and dishonesty. Is it any wonder that confidence in Congress is at an all-time low?

Bill Barton

West Valley City