I mean, I can understand the Fed, being concerned about inflation - but still lowering interest rates anyway because the Nasdaq was 40% off it's high, or 60% off it's high - but 5%? If the Fed is concerned about inflation, wouldn't they normally not lower interest rates? Unless there was a crisis? I understand the economy is strong - where's the crisis? I hear that some Liberals are saying that the poor and the middle class aren't feeling the good economic times - maybe the Liberals are right - the Liberals were right about Iraq, Bush, and Torture from the very beginning - major issues involving governmental power - so maybe Liberals are right. Maybe the Middle-class and the poor aren't feeling the economic good times. But I understand also, that due the the liquidity crisis, Rich Americans also are not enjoying the economic good times. Now let's see, that's the poor, the middle-class, and the rich all saying that the economy isn't strong, and the Fed agrees with them - doesn't agree with the "fact" that the economy is strong, doesn't agree with the stock market which was only 5% off it's all time high, the Fed says theres a crisis - now the Fed says they are very concerned about the possibility of inflation - but times are so bad we got to cut rates anyway. And the market freaks out, because it didn't get a bigger rate cut that the market knew it wasn't going to get in the first place.