I am here to tell you that the jig is up. We got too many large national chains, too many car makers and too many banks. All pining for the ever shrinking wallet of the US consumer. During the industrial revolution the US had an open field to anyone start working hard or setting up a business. The market was there, people were buying American and the goods were good quality. People took pride in their craftsmanship and quality control. But the success bred the disease of fuckism. It was never enough, bigger was better. Everyone needed more and more and more.... We now have two chains of hardware stores both suffering from the lack of construction and building trades. They are mortal fear of each other. They practice predatory business, i.e. Home Depot is in one area, Loews moves in and the shit hits the fan. Reality is, these two are should be one or one should vanish and close shop, but there is too much monies in their coffers still from killing off the myriads of small ma and pa hardware stores. Thousands, slowly got their life squeezed out of them by one or the other. Same thing with the bookstore chains, BN and Borders....no more indie bookstores, at least not like before.....I predict Border's demise in a few years.... If you do not buy this chain of thought - try staring a new business! I dare you, no I double dare you!! You would just piss your money away! Anything legal is not viable anymore. Someone will squash you and that is guaranteed. How can anyone call this capitalism with a straight face? How can anyone say we are any better than the oligarchs of Russia? Yes we are a richer country with a brainwashed populous who for the most part still believes the system and thinks we have democracy. This is why I do not mind Obama, if not him there would be some other guy trying to save face and keep feeding us bullshit. This crap is not going to change without the dead wait going away.