While others call for some type of government financial bailout to save the nation from further economic woes, 5th Congressional Libertarian candidate James Fryman advises lawmakers to stay out of the mess.
"I think Bush saying he will rework it will prolong the misery," Fryman said. "We should come out and let the free market take care of this."
Fryman was among several Congressional candidates who commented on the bailout plan rejected Monday in the House.
He gave credit to those who voted to reject it.
Among those opposing it were U.S. Rep. Chris Carney, D-Dimock, who said he wants another bailout package to be considered.
"I am hopeful that this week the House of Representatives will conduct a reasoned, thoughtful debate addressing the financial upheaval on Wall Street and bring a bipartisan plan to the floor that does not reward risky behavior at the expense of our hard-working taxpayers," he said. "We need real oversight and reform - not simply a multi-billion dollar bailout."
His opponent, Republican Chris Hackett, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Glenn Thompson, Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District, said he would have voted against the plan.
"We certainly have to protect the taxpayers while we look at methods to stabilize the markets," he said.
Thompson said it's important to get capital flowing once again.
The fact that people have lost their ability to borrow money has hurt the economy.
Thompson blasted the most recent bailout option for its failure to address compensation packages of Wall Street executives.
"They were not allowing any new golden parachutes, but they weren't going to do anything about existing plans," he said.
Thompson said many people remain angry over the causes of the nation's financial problems.
He is angered, he said, by the financial problems of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which were recently seized by the government.
Those responsible for running the companies should be held accountable, he said.
A federal grand jury is investigating accounting, disclosure and corporate governance issues of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Mark McCracken, Democratic candidate for 5th Congressional seat, could not immediately be reached for comment.