As a die hard democrat and a realist, look at the facts. The democrats have the hurt and pain shutdown, the republicans only have the Obamacare law standing in the way. Everyone talks about negotiating but no one does it.
I am very disappointed with both parties. OC is not what I had in mind for a Nat'l health care plan. What I see here is that the gov't mandates that you buy h. insurance whether you want it or not. This is not American.
The bond funds started dropping last year when interest rates started to rise.
I have been shorting BOTH stocks and bonds - times are good right now - you just have to realize our economy is propped up artificially by a Fed that is out of control.