Uncle Sam thanks you. @ bigjohnson- what do you think the fed can do? I think the politicians should start talking about what to do now that most companies don't need more employees. I work in a large law firm, 16 years ago there were 5 typists, now there is one, all the new attorneys do their own, parking attendants across the street were replaced by a computer, grocery stores have do it yourself checkout, etc. And these are just the low level jobs.