Life is certainly tough and getting tougher out there for many millions of Americans. I had a chance to speak to a single mum with a teenage son. Her welfare cheques are about to stop and she admits that stress levels both hers and his are through the roof. It is the constant worry and the practicalities of putting food on the table that has her anxiety levels skyrocketing. Even though we try and keep things away from our children she says. He is well aware of what is going on and my stress levels as his mum are causing his to skyrocket too. He is obviously worried about me and that concerns me, even more, she states. The stimulus cheques that would have alleviated the situation did not come. It also appears that they will not come for a while.