i was just thinking about the fiscal stimulus and thought is it really necessary. if you think about it it has been done to meet inflation targets. they have deflation and need to plug the deflationary gap. so my point being is it really that bad to have deflation some a short period. it means there is a problem in the free market and the government has stepped in. however if the free market was left alone like in previous times it would progress and recover. the point being which is worse the consequences of deflation for a short or medium term or government debt for a medium to long term. also why does the inflation target have to be meet does it even matter at all. if you think about it why is it two and a half percent and why is that a magic number. each year if we hit that target if there is only one or two years of deflation at two to three percent you are only back where you were two years before. so why is it worse to back track two years than it is to have debt for twenty or thirty. what do you think. is there logic here.