http://www.counterpunch.org/cramer11142008.html And about the author: Mary Lynn Cramer has dedicated twenty-five years to low paying "applied economics," working as a bilingual social worker with families and children. She has degrees in economic history, economic theory and social work; and currently survives on Social Security, Medicare and subsidized elderly housing . You Obamaites, before you attack as this being some rightwing hatchett job, this is from one of your own. Not a word or we'll narc you out to your own PC police! Truth hurts!