The greatest strength of the U.S. is the willingness, ability, and desire of millions of citizens to create something new and positive out of, well, thin air. Our recovery from this current economic dilemna will be faster than in other countries because of this. We get irritated that some of those who helped create the sub-prime mortgage mess are now making money profiting off the carnage; but their actions are helping the recovery. We get sad thinking about people who have lost their jobs, but many of those are starting new careers. Contrary to our esteemed ex-Senator Phil Gramm's comments on this being a country of whiners, these winners, those that individually will create economic growth, will bail us out.