Getting the financial rescue plan through Congress may have been the easy part.
Getting it to work may prove the tougher task.
Now that Wall Street's got it's seven hundred billion dollar bailout the pressure's on the U.S. Treasury, which has 45 days to figure out how to spend it.
Until that money starts flowing, U.S. credit markets remain clogged, meaning loans are hard to come by.
California and Massachusetts both say they may need federal cash to pay their bills -- because the banks won't give them loans.
The plan is to get banks to compete against each other to sell off their bad loans to the government.
If the Treasury bargains the prices down too low...some banks could still go under.
If it pays too much, the taxpayer is left picking up the difference.