Our economy is going great. We do have serious issues with our trade deficit though. The whole 'housing bubble' and consumer debt thing will balance itself out with market adjustments that may cause minor or even major swings, but the trade deficit is a major concern. However, it's not something I can see a political fix for. Bush has been busy building a 500 million dollar embassy in Iraq (literally, and outside the green zone, because Baghdad will be peaceful soon you know.. it's the most expensive embassy ever erected by any government) so he hasn't had time to ***** the economy up. As long as more companies don't take Haliburton's que and move corporate headquarters to Dubai I'm confident we can last until we get the next wave of technology exports, we need those management jobs to keep the top 1% of the multinationals wealth flowing into the the USA. KP, get that nanotech stuff moving, if the singularity is near, we need to be the economy that's on the event horizon.