At this point we should be really careful of what kind of information we pass on. Some of it can be termed rumor. Some of it can be called wishful thinking. Some of it can even come from a credible source. But most of it is bits and pieces and until there is more information to connect things, we can't be sure of some of the "stuff" we are hearing.
Just a quick example of how diverse opinions that are credible need to be looked at objectively and not jumped at as a conclusion: The stock market is down because we are in a recession. The stock market is down because the housing market collapsed. The stock market is down because people are saving too much/too little. The stock market is down because of hedge fund traders. The stock market is down because of greed by the financial institutions. The stock market is down because Greenspan didn't do something about it earlier. Too many, too few regulations. Not enough transparency. No watch dog. Fox guarding the hen house. Congressional blame?
Or, how about as simple a reason as too many people chasing too few dollars or any variation of basic supply and demand.
We talked about it before when the Congress started working on the first bailout and now we are looking at increases in that one and others standing in line. So call it unintended consequences or collateral damage or benefit, but take enough time to look at all the angles before bestowing credit or blame.