What you see here folks is our wonderful government at work
Yes, Uncle "BEN" put it to HCBK but that is peanuts compared to the millions of savings in this country who thought saving for their retirements was the right thing to do so the governments would not have to support them when they retired now Uncle "BEN" by using the government to keep interest rates low "hopefully" to get the economy health again has also done the savers in. Our governments (federal/state)operate on DEBT. Most companies operate on DEBT. Most citizens operate on DEBT. All the government really wants is to get the economy health again so they can collect more taxes so they have more taxes collected to waste.