Dear Loyal Democrat, You are speaking from your heart, not your head, I presume. You offer no data, with attendant analysis and conclusion, to support your cry of pain for others. My suggestion: think globally and act locally, yourself, to reduce the demand for items and services manufactured and created in the USA. Be as poor as those with whom you sympathize, but don't demand the government make the rest of as poor also. Your creed seems to be that everyone in the world should be equally miserable. Please start with yourself.