"And now today comes news that the U.S. Trade Deficit has set another all-time record of a cool $725.8 billion, shattering the old Rat record of $617.6 billion set just last year. [...]
King Rat responded from the poop deck (where the American Worker was lashed to the mast) that it was time to make the tax breaks for the Rich Rats permanent. Nice timing there, King Rat. But King Rat doesn't care. Neither do most of the other Rats, since they are in firm control of the poop deck. Evidently they intend to go down with the ship, and drag all the rest of us down with them."
~ Neil Shakesphere from his brilliant post: Sinking Ship. Go there, now.