Washington is basically owned by the banking gnomes. This is why the President snoozed and smoozed while thousands died in hurricane Katrina, for example. But when the banking gnomes wanted windows blasted in the walls of the US central bank so they could keep on looting everyone, they got it. And now they want a bail out now that the Fed has run out of reserves. The last point of power is the US government itself and it, too, is going bankrupt. Rapidly. Fixing this is not easy. We are all accustomed to living it up rather than being sober and careful. More banks in the G7 nations are going bankrupt or being quickly bought up by other dying banks, $1 a share. Wachovia has been eaten by Citigroup. And Citigroup is in trouble, too!