How does this legislation help prevent a financial collapse?<quoted text>
It helps prevent another near financial collapse. A near collapse that sent the Dow plunging.
If another bail out would be needed, it wouldn't come from the individual taxpayers.
Far from preventing future bailouts, the legislation institutionalizes "too big to fail."
If another bailout is needed, who the hell do you think would pay?
PS: The "plunging Dow" presented a great investment opportunity. We could use another (and may get it).