So much hate an ill-will on this board. Ben and the rest of the FOMC are doing their job: printing money at the problem. The Fed can work with treasury later to suck the liquidity out of the system to control inflation, after all the Dems are in office so expect the taxes to go up soon. Obama opens his mouth and market's tank. Geitner looks like he's about to get run-over by a family mini-van headed up north for the weekend. At least Ben still has a pair. Shit-no it's not popular to dilute the value of our money but it buys time and greases the wheels a bit more. They don't publish M3 anymore and there is a REASON FOR THAT. They were thinking ahead and knew this was coming. No one on this board knows more then the top brass at the Fed; as incompetent as we wish they all were they have more then enough tools to deal with this. Don't get me wrong, it will be painful at times, but that's the ebb-and-flow of things. Deal with it, quit your bitching, and pay off your credit cards. Regards, The Mgmt.