Would someone please explain to me how all of this is supposed to be good for our country. While I'm at it, I urge all my friends here on ET to become more informed on these and all the other critical issues facing our nation. One, For instance, would be to watch more CSPAN and other independent journalistic avenues. All avenues though, require sorting through the rhetoric to get at the facts. The following posts are 3 lists of sobering facts: This source is EconomyInCrisis.org Btw, the sources are a bit outdated... The situation is obviously worse.