The US Government and middle class used to matter. You have failed to watch the trends over the last few years. The power and money is shifting. US government could try and confiscate gold but that will just cause the global gold market to go up. The US government’s ability to influence dollar value and price of gold is rapidly fading. Recommend you follow the money and the power. Part of me thinks the US government is letting the dollar fail. What better way to get control of the people. Think about it.