While not a lefty or a Democrat, I will point out that history will clearly demonstate that one of the very worst decision ever made by an American President was made by none other than Richard Nixon. It was Mr. Nixon, who for political gain and to spend money willy nilly on military aggressions took the US off the gold standard. This has paved the way for the US printing press to operate unrestrained, and uncontrolled, while the dollar has devalued immensely since 1971 thus harming all Americans. It is the cornerstone of today's deficit. And our little VHC is just a microcosm being swept away by this current of bad financial news and seemingly unsolvable political abyss.