Roadracer, I think all in Washington know what is coming down the road and are just holding the economy for as long as possible. There is no way for us to bailout the banks on the derivatives, read this article( $710 trillion: that’s a lot of exposure to derivatives http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-12/kohler-controlling-derivatives/5515666 )
The National debt is $18 Trillion and we think that is big! The derivative debt is $710 Trillion. This means that when we elect someone to Washington they really do not know everything till they sit down with the rest of them in Washington and told the truth that all they can do is delay what is coming since there is no way to pay for it. The Bankers are the real criminals.