i am still trying to figure out what i will do, so i can't worry about what "bailout" would do...but if it involves having the overtaxed secretaries of america fund the largest taxpayer transfer/theft of wealth in the history of the world under the guise of financial armageddon, well than i know who is gonna be first in line. and it ain't me brother!
In this article from 1999 Buffett explains quite clearly how stock returns often mirror GDP growth. We've had zero GDP growth this year, yet around 6-8% stock market growth. We can thus expect our stocks to decline by that much.