What the US population doesn't understand is the our $ is pretty much worthless. China floats are ass everytime we issue new TBills so as soon as they stop buying and the Gov Bounces we are truly screwed since we have nothing to back up our currency. There were quite a few midnight oil burning sessions during the Clinton years were Congress had to OK printing money to pay our interest on the securities.
Then the Gov bitching at China for devaluing the $ and the Fed actually decides to do it by printing $600bill of funny money to buy back securities is just laughable.
Leaving the Gold standard for the Lose! FU Nixon!!