I've learned a lot about how the fed is harming our economy and will only continue to make matters worse in the future. We used to be an economy that actually had gold and silver packed away in the reserves. The government would issue us notes and those notes were actually worth what they said they were. Nowadays, money(notes) is printed in such excess that we don't have anymore gold or silver to back it. So, what does the fed do about this? Continues to print more money. You wonder why there is so much buying going on in these markets.. Because so many people are pulling out debts and using the fed's money that is printed in the excess! Congress needs to shape up and Wall St. needs to stand up for getting rid of the federal reserve or at least have the fed slow up on printing all this money! How do you think we could survive from day to day if the money supply is slowed down and not as much is printed? What would you think would be the first pro-active step in a post-federal reserve world save the value of our money? Intellectual thoughts need only apply.