Even the Germans recognize the socialist path the US is trekking on. "Geithner's focus was on China, but Germany, Japan and Korea were also in focus, Bruederle said, adding that he regarded the U.S. plans as having "planned economy elements."" http://www.cnbc.com/id/39808247 http://snipurl.com/1bwbjx the US is fighting with manipulations what they cannot get not garner in free markets. Every 3rd rate nation has tried these techniques and failed. because the US is not yet 3rd rate will not stop it from failing if it continues to be over-leveraged by debt.