Who Do You Blame For the Crisis?

Mortgage companies and the federal government top the list.

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We're all feeling poorer, and we need something to blame, apparently.

According to a survey from marketing firm Issues and Answers and Stratcom Communications, we've already chosen the targets for our ire. Here they are, along with the percentages of people citing them:

  • Mortgage companies (90 percent)
    • Lending institutions, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (88 percent)
      • Federal government (86 percent)
        • Oil companies, such as Exxon-Mobil (81 percent)
          • Credit card companies -- Citigroup was cited as the "biggest offender (76 percent)
            • Insurance companies, including AIG (56 percent)
              • Food manufacturers (54 percent)
                • Technology companies (53 percent)
                • Do you have any people, things or places to add to that list?