We all know what a shambles our economy is in right now with the debt, unemployment, and wars we can't seem to get out of. Europe has horrible problems as well with strikes spreading. Problems and strikes include France, Belguim, Spain, Portugal, Lituania, Greece, and it looks like Ireland is on the brink also. The problems in the US and Europe unfortunately appear to me as long term to correct. That is provided our politicans (and theirs) have the backbone to do something about it. It will take more than our politicians taking action on baseball players using steroids. I'm not saying it will, but if our credit rating changes we will be seeing really hard times. I think the days of our government spending and printing are coming to a climax. I'm not a gloom and doom person, I hope I get bashed by everyone here that I am wrong and don't know what I'm talking about.