Just a few months ago politicians were accusing consumers of destroying the economy by imprudent use of money. Messages to save and lower credit burdens were ubiquitous. Now were nearing Jesus Day and the focus is on consumption. Pundits are worried that there would be no "spending spree" this year. Stores destroy Thanksgiving for many by pushing Black Friday to Thursday and the markets rebound. There are the usual clips of store riots to get Americans in a shopping spree mode. Man, what an insane asylum this nation has become.