Wall Street and Main Street, Again

A good read that explains what is going on in the US economy. The US Federal Reserve rescued the financial system, as it should. Congress, however, is balking on a similar rescue for Main Street. This resistance is coming from the Republican side, which normally would not surprise me, but there is a big election going on. I suppose it does not seem to be hurting their election chances much. Do people understand what is going on here?