Look I don't want to argue. I am a project manager for a multimillion dollar construction company. I worked my way up the ranks for 20+ years. I donate alot of time and money to local charities and groups. I have never seen the spending cuts by major manfacturers this big in a long time. I look at this as a challenge to everyone, rich or poor, to stay at it and fight. I have seen a downturn in the economy not unlike that in the mid 80's. But this time I feel it will have a greater impact and longer lasting. I agree with you in theory on most of your points. But what do we do to fix it? Why will giving the people with the highest income levels and bigger businesses tax breaks help the economy. Do you think that any of the big 3 will hire more people if they get this break? Hell no. the only way they will rehire any of the layoffs is if people start buying American made cars again. The same can be said for a lot of material goods. I am not preahing Obama, I just think the country can not keep going down this path and survive. We need to look at a plan for the long term health of this nation, not just keep adding to the problem finding short term fixes.