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Local Residents Weigh In On Government Rescue Plan

There's a lot of buzz circulating on the streets about the federal government's proposed $700 billion rescue plan to help struggling banks. KSMU's Jamie Givens went out to get the thoughts of local citizens.

Talks continued in Washington today between Congress and the White House. House Republicans sent their second-ranking leader, Congressman Roy Blunt of southwest Missouri, to join the talks.

Local residents who visited the Brentwood Branch Public Library today had plenty to say about the proposed bailout plan. All three of the Springfield residents interviewed said they weren't happy with the plan as it stands: they said they feel the problem was created by a select group on individuals in the financial sector, and that ordinary taxpayers should not have to fit the bill for those mistakes.For KSMU News, I'm Jamie Givens.