Paul Krugman has had enough.
Read : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/opinion/20krugman.html?_r=2&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss.
Often enough I do not agree with the guy. This time, he is right on the money (pardon the pun).
One of many possible excerpts : "When it comes to defending the interests of the rich, it seems, the normal rules of civilized (and rational) discourse no longer apply.
At the same time, self-pity among the privileged has become acceptable, even fashionable."
A must !