Here's the grand work of our "leaders."
Wow. You just can't make this shit up. It just gets worse and worse. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/31/Fiscal-cliff-deal-41-1-in-tax-increases-to-spending-cuts-ratio
No debt ceiling hike, no real spending cuts. Nothing but added debt, more government thievery and confiscation, and wasted time.
That they can do this, keep printing money and buying mortgages and treasuries beyond a trillion a year, and still keep the lid on the precious metals markets via JP Morgan- is a testament to the extent of the manipulation that the Fed and our government are engaged in.