I'm tired of doom and gloom. It's demoralizing. But what are we to make of this (from http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/) :
The U.S. government is prepared to lend more than $7.4 trillion on behalf of American taxpayers, or half the value of everything produced in the nation last year, to rescue the financial system since the credit markets seized up 15 months ago. (But there is no money for Social Security, for Medical programs, for real industry, for people - Jesse)Could someone intentionally trying to bring us to ruin do any worse?
Somehow my ancestors managed to survive Europe's system of serfdom. America was supposed to be something better. But this, this is not feeling better. This is feeling suspiciously similar to being in thrall to the lord of the manor. The little guy is now waking up to this sorry situation.