This from Al Jazeera:
US congressional leaders have condemned the Bush administration's $700bn financial bail-out plan aimed at ending more than a week of turmoil on global financial markets.
Chris Dodd, the Democrat chair of the senate banking committee, said on Tuesday: "What they have sent us is not acceptable. This is not going to work."
Richard Shelby, the most senior Republican on the committee, said "We have got to look at some alternatives."
This is clearly becoming an issue beyond party and beyond ideology.