Work detail, or slaves???
Could well be the angle they intend to use...tell everyone the camps are like the old WPA work camps of the Great Depression. Only too late people will relaize they are imprisoned for generations.
As I write this, Bush has now opened the strategic oil resserves..too late to do any real good.
Crude oil prices inched down imperceptibly, but since the current crisis is exacerbated by refinery shortages, opening reserves of crude has no effect on the end consumer of gasoline and home heating oil.
My best advice: GET OUT OF DEBT NOW. For many this is an impossibliity. Beyond that, I have no idea, other than faith and prayer.