Despite the fact that economic stimulation is the reason we're in the mess we're in We have Worldwide Economic Stimulation! Now if this makes sense to some people, I'd love to read your rationale. There are some on this board who continually believe our currency will collapse due to the HUGE deficit we are running up. But I doubt these people have considered that on a comparative level, other major economic powers are spending MORE on stimulus packages than we are. Here are just a few examples; "Asia-Pacific governments and their counterparts around the world are spending hundreds of billions of dollars and implementing new policies to prevent the financial and economic crisis from worsening. China this month announced a $586 billion economic stimulus, while South Korea unveiled a 14 trillion won ($9.3 billion) package of extra spending and corporate tax breaks, adding to almost $20 billion in income-tax reductions announced in September. In Australia, the government is guaranteeing all bank deposits held by regulated institutions and investment funds in the nation. Japanese lawmakers last month approved a 1.8 trillion yen ($19 billion) supplementary budget as part of a stimulus package and Prime Minister Taro Aso promised Oct. 30 to pump an additional 5 trillion yen into the economy." So our currency should not become devalued considering the entire know economic world is joining us in the Bailout Party. My question is why are gov'ts around the world plugging the holes in the dike with the same dynamite that blew us up in the first place? Why do we panick so much...PERIOD? The world is treating the economy like it's the stock market. We all know the market will react immediately to news or action. But the economy will never react to news of stimulation. Why is it that I know that recession is the cure for what ails our economy but the smartest and brightest minds in the world seem to be over looking that fact? I don't get it. Our economy is out of balance and recessions restore balance and confidence. Am I missing something here?