companies are not creating important jobs in the US as much anymore. large companies are laying-off/firing/transferring domestic jobs in favor of cheaper labor overseas (asia). consensus thinks that lots more will be lost here but created there. seems that word is that asia is the next big thing, but all the major economies are connected, and if the US is weakened then surely the smaller economies holding dollars will be weakned as well. And now... Here is something interesting I read somewhere.... --- 8<--- ---cut--- ---8<------- Look what happens when a President gets elected in a year with a "0" at the end. Also notice it goes in increments of 20 years. 1840: William Henry Harrison (died in office) 1860: Abraham Lincoln (assassinated) 1880: James A. Garfield (assassinated) 1900: William McKinley (assassinated) 1920: Warren G. Harding (died in office) 1940: Franklin ! D. Roosevelt (dies in office) 1960: John F. Kennedy (assassinated) 1980: Ronald Reagan (survived assassination attempt) 2000: George W. Bush ????????????