The money business is a funny busy. It has to keep being re-cycled. Many people are buying on credit cards. The money backing credit cards comes from the savings of others. The "people" are the only economic source. As a retiree who depends on SS and the income off my savings, I find that my spending has become stifled due to the ow return on money. I have less money to spend because of the low return which in turn affects the livelihood of the workers making and selling the goods. Our fed money system is so counter-productive. I know the politicians cater to those who will keep them in power. Right now that's the people on welfare. The politicians need to accept the responsibility of this country and make some spending cuts.