Am I the only one out there feeling left out? Seriously. First the housing cooperation, then the auto cooperation and what is next: all of the credit cooperation in general? What about the parent cooperation, when is our turn, that is the question burning on my mind. Is it me or is the cost of everything going up from diapers to toys? We so wanted to be those responsible parents that bought our kid organic, healthy food but that stuff is so expensive we gave that up first. Did you see CBS news tonight? They did a story about some workers who were just laid off and not even paid for their vacation or any kind of severance, so they decided to do a sit-in and demand a ‘bail-out’ themselves. One guy was saying ‘it’s time for the little man to stand up and be heard.’ We may not be able to fly in our own jet to ask for help but should we all be ignored? Then there was this interview they did with the Starbucks head guy and they put up a picture about how if you buy Starbucks for a year it will cost $1500. When asked if he would make venti mocha cappuccinos cheaper he said we’re not just selling a cup of coffee. What? Then what are you selling? Does that cup come with a little man who will give me a back rub too? Couric also asked him if he had had a business plan for a recession to which he said not for one this size. How about give up some of your salary rather than cut people’s jobs? Is any executive willing to do that I wonder? It would be nice for the huge gap between the ridiculously rich and the pitiful poor would be narrowed a bit. I really had no other point. Just a rant.