I don't think for a minute that most people pay attention. But, even if you only watched the MSM nightly news, you'd realize that Europe is crumbling and the main cause is out-of-control spending by the governments of Greece, Spain, Italy Portugal, etc. It's now really hilarious that Germany, once again, holds the fate of much of the European continent in its hands. I hope that Angela Merkel stands her ground and DEMANDS that Greece, Spain, etc. bow to mandatory austerity measures. It is the ONLY way to cure the ills that plague these "taker" nations.