Tell me why I should care about the financial mess!

We asked FOX Business Channel's hosts — read their responses below and check out our Facebook page!

ALEXIS GLICK:

This is about you — some day our children will be reading about this in history books.

There is no greater time in our history to read, watch or listen to the events that are unfolding before our eyes.

This is history in the making. Some day our children will be reading about this period in history books.

How we react to these events will determine the next president of the Unites States and the future of our economy. Every American should have a vested interest in their future. This is about you.




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LIZ CLAMAN:

You've got to care because the $700 billion that Congress is throwing around is YOUR money.

Do you care about your money? Lemme guess: YESSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Then you MUST care about this crisis because, if left to its own devices, it might begin to seriously affect YOU. If the experts and people in the know are right (and I'm talking to a lot of people who run businesses, to economists, to traders, to average folk outside of NYC) then you might suddenly see your credit card limit cut dramatically. You might not get any kind of loan for your dream business or your home unless you have sparkling clean credit, and even then, it might be a tough get!

And worst case scenario? You might lose your job if the business you work for can't get a loan to continue its operations. And above all, you've got to care because the $700 billion that Congress is throwing around is YOUR money.

SHIBANI JOSHI:

If you're going to foot the bill for an expensive meal, don't you want to take the time to see what's on the menu?



Because the financial mess affects all of us! If a rescue plan passes, it could result in higher taxes for all of us, regardless of where you live and what you do.

It would increases the size of our national debt to historic highs, which we and future generations will be saddled with and need to address. But on the flip side, it will put us on the road to recovery a lot faster than we would have been without it.

It means we will see prosperity, security and gains in your 401k plans, home values and the stock market sooner rather than later. If you're going to foot the bill for an expensive meal, don't you want to take the time to see what's on the menu?

TRACY BRYNES:

You should care because an election is coming up and you need to vote for people who won't continue to embarrass our country.

You should care because you want to be able to get a mortgage someday without having to give up your first born child.

You should care because many struggling small businesses may start laying people off — and job creation is supposed to begin with the small business.

You should care because an election is coming up and you need to vote for people who won't continue to embarrass our country.




REBECCA GOMEZ:

Have you looked at your 401k or investments lately? It affects you!

It might be harder to get a job if this financial BS isn't figured out soon.

Companies, like banks, will start to hoard cash and cut jobs, freeze hiring or pay employees less to save money. Also, have you looked at your 401k or investments lately? It affects you!