UK blogger Guido Fawkes notes the contrasting economic fortunes of the US versus the UK.
UK Finance Minister Gordon Brown blames the 'credit crunch' for causing economic problems in the UK as well as globally.
Indeed, that seems to be the consensus here. The US is also to blame for our economic problems.
But hang on! The US has economic growth steaming along at a healthy 3.3%.
So how come it isn't suffering from low growth too?
Isn't a $150 billion taxcutting package from George Bush helping the economy, he asks?
Indeed, while the fiscal prudence of Dubya's government can be questioned, how much of our own slothful growth can also be put down to high Liarbour taxation?