Is the economy so far into the toilet that there is no hope?
An absurd article, IMHO. But taking advantage of the situation, is it really that bad? I ain't seeing it, my electric bill was about 80 bucks, gas bill paid by trip-charges, no gardening this year to be more mobile. Anyone suffering? I used to have a dick for a boss, and I would have been eating grass if I still worked for him now, but that is a personal problem. I can take 4$ a gallon and more, although it bites.
Why tie it to iraq in the article? That is a seperate issue. Politically motivated article.