We've got three wars, double digit unemployment, and fiscal chaos. Quite frankly, we're about as besieged as the Corleones after Michael killed Sollozzo and McCluskey, except it was actually Fredo who killed them, because we don't even have anyone remotely as intelligent as Michael waiting in the wings. This time, the Don actually is dead, and Tom Hagen is MIA. Sonny takes the lead, and isn't thinking anything through. What kind of outcome do you expect?
No wonder Bill Gross is short US Treasuries.
As one group of bad guys in town see their grasp on power slip, you can always step on their fingers.