to resolve the issue of a bunch of greedy people (the bandks, the insurances, the politicians, and the people who bought the houses) created most knowing this counld happen but, like in Vegas, took a chance and lost and now are forcing us to fix this for them
Do you actually know what you are talking about?!?! The problem does not lies in having people who bought an overpriced house and not being to pay it back (well, actually, that's the original source, but it's not 'the' crisis we are in).
The problem lies in having the banks re-sell those debts to third parties. Those third parties used those investment debts as assets. Debt is usually a very strong, very secure asset to invest in, and you are looking long-term.
But those third-parties are not the ones who agreed to sell sub-prime mortgage. They are not the one who TOOK a sub-prime mortgage. They simply trusted the credit rating company who told them that the mortgage bank has a debt quality of AAA, and they trusted them. But now, everybody noticed that these commercial papers are not of AAA quality, these are junk bonds! So many, many companies just noticed they have paid over-price for junk bonds, and are overly invested in those. That mean, they lost a lot of money!
YES, people acted recklessly. But it's not "everybody went to Vegas and now are asking for a free out of jail card". It's more of a "there was a new financial gadget on the market and was used recklessly, and is now threatening to wreak the economy".