Poor Examples

There's a lot of talk about economy these days. One big country after the other turns out to be delinquent on their finances. Are these big guys really setting good examples for the rest of us? One can't help but wonder what would happen to a small business, displaying such faulty money managing skills. And what about people who can't pay their personal bills? Seems like when it comes to big companies and governments, the bigger the deficit the more leniency is shown the culprit, and the more blame is put on time and circumstance.