If this new so-called stimulus package passes the senate, this will be the first time in history when Mexico will be building a fence to keep Americans out of their country. Since I survived the Carter Adminstration, with Paul Volker as Federal reserve chairman, & whom Obama has chosen to head his so-called economic recovery team. I have a few suggestions for Americans trying to save what they have worked so hard for. I am also a small business electrical contractor who also survived the economic disaster of the late 70's, early 80's. I also know stocks, bonds, & currency trading. I know financials very well, & remember very clearly what happened, when our government overspends & borrows. With this huge bill, we are going to be borrowing from other countries. Expect to see hyper-inflation within the coming years. Some suggestions for all of you: 1. Expect to see credit card interest rates in the 30 to 50%. range (for people with good credit.) 2. Expect to see fixed rate 30 year mortages over 20%. So re-finance as soon as possible in the lower rates. 3. Keep all your remaining assets liquid. Meaning that you are able to transfer money, to money market funds & or to certificate of deposits that will pay out big returns for your money. These deposits are now guaranteed to $250,000 K. No risk here. During the Carter administration if you had cash or liquid assets, one was able to put their money into an 18 month certificate of deposit, that paid 18% interest. So keep your assets very liquid! 4. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to invest in a little gold either. Gold more than doubled during the Carter years, reaching back then, a high of $800.00 per ounce. This is a long term investment--do not get scared out of it. And finally GOOD LUCK!