I don't exactly remember when, but sometime during my grammar school education I was taught that: "With Freedom comes RESPONSIBILITY" Unfortunately, the wealthy & conservative people of this country have failed in the responsibilties that came with the financial & political freedoms that the American people gave them. Now, to some extent they are going to lose those freedoms: Massive fraud in the mortgage & financial industries as well as short term trading, selling short, hedge funds and a host of other fraudulent financial mechanisms have brought about the need to regulate these industries. A reduction in taxes for the wealthy has resulted in 'trickle-down' manifesting as the rich pissing on the working class. Now there will be a change in the tax laws. Free trade has resulted in the abandonment of America in favor of investment in China and other foreign countries. The power and freedom to govern became nothing but massive pilfering of the U.S. government, the invasion of a foreign country based on false premises, the subsequent failure to manage that war and the failure to win a justifed war. The working class American people would have had to have been absolute morons to have let this continue. Whatever whining and complianing conservative may do, one thing is clear: they brought this upon themselves. Do ya think that they'll learn? I doubt it.