The fed should come out with a surprise 1/4% rate hike *NOW* to slam commodity prices & surpress inflation. The 1/4% isn't that large anyway. It will hurt nothing, but WILL stop the runaway commodities. If the commodity inflation is allowed to go on until the end of 2008, our inflation that flows thru the commodities into the end user products and finally onto store shelves will be devastating by the time the holiday shopping season comes & thru 2009. NOW is the time for action. Who agrees?