Well, here we are. The U.S. economy has improved to the point where it's getting by in a reasonable fashion....and deadbeat Greece is bring an end to things. The Chinese stock market collapsed last week, and this week Greece has shut down all banks and ATM's as they prepare to default on their debt. Greece doesn't want to pay their debt. They elected new leftists who think it's a good idea to not pay the debt, and to allow the Euro to collapse. Here's their plan: they owe a lot of money in Euros. If Greece gets kicked out of the European Union, then they can print of bunch of "Greek Money" and pay their debts with worthless paper. Of course then Greece will become an economic pariah, and the next version of Zimbabwe or Venezuela. Leftists have no idea of how to manage money. The amazing thing is that Greece only owes $1.6 billion Euros to the International Monetary Fund. That's a bit north of $2 billion. You would think that reasonable people could put together a plan to come up with $2 billion. Jeff Bezos makes that much in a good week with his Amazon stock. The damage that will be done will be 100x what they owe. The Germans are tired of bailing out the (lazy) Greeks. And we are not immune, unfortunately.