As the WORLD financial markets spin out of control in a downward spiral many "Baby Boomers" are especially faced with a DEBT CRISIS that was predicted years ago. Boomer typically have maintained a chaotic spending pattern with very little actual savings. As the banking crisis extends further into the stock brokerage firms and then the insurance industry many financial "Solutions" that those who have saved/invested in "safe" markets such as tax deferred IRAs and Treasury bonds are now faced with the risk of losing EVERYTHING. Think either Obama or McCain has any SOLUTION to this mess? Before you answer check this website. http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/index.php From this page you can then check the links for Obama and McCain. This will lead to a chart one of which has information concerning PAC Contributions. Compare Obama/McCain. Then look to the links at the left. There are several of interest and I will suggest at least three in this order Money Web Bundlers Donor Demographics Upon review of the money web you will see some corporations listed which are at the center of this economic CHAOS. Goldman Sachs Citigroup Merrill Lynch JP Morgan Chase Lehman Brothers UBS Ag I then suggest reading TODAYS financial news concerning a class-action suit filed against about 4 corporations concerning the buyout of Fannie Mae. Then notice WHO at least two of these companies have contributed to. Then go back to the money WEB and click the following. Goldman Sachs Citigroup DLA Piper If you then study the fall of these stocks since 09-08-08 perhaps you may be able to immediately ask the following question. If Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain have all recieved campaign contributions from at least three of the above and have a common financial state in Wall Strett how can Obama or McCain SOLVE the present CRISIS when Hillary Clinton, who recieved similar funding, could not even bail out her own campaign and keep it from going bankrupt? A few months ago brother I-khan posted a thread concerning investments and I really had no suggestion for him concerning the domestic/US markets. Some advise investing in crude oil or gold. Both recently have been in decline, sharply. The Dow itself is almost lower in volume than before Bush took office in 2000. http://www.mdleasing.com/djia.htm On August 25, 1999 the Dow first closed above 11,300.00 Today it dropped at closing to 10,607.14 down -451.88 DO THE MATH!