A place or country can look wealthy and not be: it depends upon whetther it was wealthy at some point or not. This helps to explain the Argentine debt default, so it is said .
A similar point made here  about Zimbabwe.
Opposing government action  is not the same thing as opposing the goals of the well-meaning advocates of such government action.
That surge  in American house prices in recent years: not so much about an increase in mortgage affordability, more an increase in mortgage availability.
To segue to Northern Rock : yes, we taxpayers will be making the contributions to the Northern Rock Foundation. My, there are a lot of Labour Party MPs in the North East, aren't there?
Gaining links  by the day: correcting Nick Clegg on a matter of corporate accountancy.
And finally, this might be going a little far, even for theocrats.