"This currency, as we manage it, is a wonderful machine. It performs its office when we issue it; it pays and clothes troops, and provides victuals and ammunition; and when we are obliged to issue a quantity excessive, it pays itself off by depreciation."
Benjamin Franklin, 1779.
Shooting The Sacred Cows of Money - fact of the matter is, Robert is right.
The fiat money system is a mess & if you haven't moved at least a few of your hard earned bucks into Gold or Silver by now, you should be seriously thinking about it.