The U.S. House of Representatives defeated Paulson's graymail attempt to provide $700 billion in windfall profits to his friends and/or the financial industry (it's hard to know if they're different). In doing so, these folks finally rejected the absolutely corrupt leadership of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Boehner and Roy Blunt. Good for them! We need to see more of that.
If the rule of law is reestablished several sectors of the economy should grow: demand for prosecutors and defense attorneys as well as prison construction to house all of the convicted Republicans and a few Democrats.