Been away for a while. Glad to be back.
The U.S. government (and its many minions) is an Organized Criminal Enterprise. Let that soak in for a minute.
As a bit of evidence, see the following blog article: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/08/real-economy-versus-fake-economy-of.html
Lying has apparently become a virtue in DC. However, in the case of the current financial/economic mess, the math will win out over the lies in the end. I suggest you and your family be prepared. Live well . . .