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Thank you for not crashing our country’s economic system earlier. At 62 yrs. old I have put my 4 children through college from the money I earned as a small entrepreneur retailer in Virginia. We are the lucky ones. My business of 28 years (selling only products made in Virginia) is about to fail for lack of the ability to obtain a line of credit to get through our 29th. winter. The Fed will apparently bail you out and continue to loan you our money at 0.5% interest, but has no interest in the long term health of small business. Was my mistake not to have tried to become too big to fail? Was it because for many years I provided good health insurance coverage for my employees? Was it because, not having attended an elite MBA school I still maintained my honesty and dignity? We are the lucky ones. My children are all educated and honest. We don’t have to live in one of your horrific gated communities where the maitre d’ knows our kids’ names from the computer screen that holds our reservation. We can downsize and still be happy. And our business, while it will soon be a memory, was always run with integrity. We are the 99% and, quite honestly, glad of it.