While Treasury mulls help to the best borrowers, Bernanke urges aid to those facing foreclosure.
Some economists have reservations about recent moves to rescue the economy.
The money will go to unfreeze mortgage and consumer lending.
Readers write about s government bailout for US automakers, the importance of an interfaith dialogue, and the need for a long-term solution to the problem of nuclear waste disposal.
The government will help homeowners restructure shaky mortgages financed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but partisan debate looms over how to keep up the aid.
The Monitor's language columnist argues that it shouldn't be all in the fine print.
Nearly 100 federal investigations are under way, but getting guilty verdicts is tough.