$98 billion in improper payments in 2009. That's about $650 per taxpayer.
Now's probably not the time to jump back into the market.
What are the odds of recovery?
Don't forget we're still paying for two wars.
Tomorrow I am off for the "North Carolina Mountain Bubba Buddies," what our womenfolk call "Man Fest." A weekend retreat with the guys, an annual tradition that's been going on for 30 years among my father-in-law's friends. He has some venerable colleagues and over the years the next generation have made our way to the retreat. We gather at an old, uninsulated cabin in the woods of North Wilkesboro. We play cards, drink too much, tell stories, and shoot guns. I figure this will be good practice for the post-apocalyptic days not too far hence.
After a couple days of this he and I will head to Maggie Valley to meet Bri & Tassie for some civilization and warm food.