This reminds me of Oliver Twist. Specifically the scene where Fagin screams at his minions "put em all back in the box."
Hank Paulson = Fagin
Predatory lenders and wall street investment bankers = The artful dodger and cohorts
Oliver = China = nieve and hungry and wanting "some more"
The nameless pick-pocketed people of victorian England = The Current US upper middle class who don't realize how sweet they have really had it for so long.