Legendary investor Warren Buffett warned Congressional leaders Saturday night of "the biggest financial meltdown in American history" if they did not act to secure the financial system.
Buffett, by telephone, was consulted by lawmakers who were in marathon talks on Capitol Hill to forge a deal on the administration's $700 billion economic bailout plan, according to two sources.
One lawmaker in the negotiations said that the participants called Warren Buffett to get his help in gauging potential market reaction. ...
Earlier in the week, Buffett also warned that the financial crisis is "everybody's problem," not just Wall Street's. The potential collapse of financial institutions would cause industry to grind to a halt, he told CNBC Wednesday, and could have "gummed up the economy."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Buffett warned Congress of "biggest financial meltdown"
Buffett urged Congress to pass the Troubled Asset Relief Program: