Jack..s76: sounds like you're full of what makes grass grow green! If folks start jumping off the cliff prematurely and the budget mess isn't resolved until next year, I'm going to pick up a bunch of cheap equities, not sure which ones but there may be a good opportunity. No need to spread lumps of coal or attempt to stir panic. What happens, happens! Be ready for it if it does! And, don't trust the politicians to ever get anything right!