Yes but that's what they did at the end of 2012 as well and the market had a wonderful year. This is what the market wants, more can kicking. As long as they don't default. At some point taxes must be raised, the SS eligibility age must be raised, and probably Medicare as well. Who knows when it will be? Future generations are stuck with the bill for kicking the can, but again who knows when it comes home to roost?