Well some feel that is Wall St is making money all is well. Over the last week dems and their MSM mouthpieces have begun floating the Obama reelection strategy. In essence there is noting anyone could do about the economy and the recovery will take years. Stay the course IOW. Now there certainly are business cycles that government cannot control (contrary to what the Keynsian's would tell you. However the government can have a large role in creating the environment that can hinder or help the economy, help recovery, moderate the effects of downturns and so on. Jobs are the issue, there is money on the sidelines, little investment by business and unemployment not going down. First did the stimulus help or hurt? Revisiting Unemployment Predictions | e21 - Economic Policies for the 21st Century Articles: Is Permanent Recession the New Normal? 10 steps in this article to help turn things around. Article on Obama's economy: Obama Economy ‚Äď Why Are We Here and What Do His Policies Portend for 2012? [Reader Post] | Flopping Aces Mark Steyn sums up brilliantly as usual: USA 2011: McJobs, $4 Gas And Underwater Housing - Investors.com Funny article on a depressing subject. More on how and why Obamacare will cause more working people to lose their health insurance, which will cause Obamacare to cost far more than the administration projected, as some here projected: Employers Drop Insurance Over Obamacare - Page 1 - Bob Beauprez - Townhall Finance quote]Another study found that among businesses with a "high awareness" of what ObamaCare is all about, more than half are planning to drop health care insurance benefits for their workers. AT&T calculated that dropping coverage and paying the penalty will save them $1.8 billion annually. The phony budget projections used to sell ObamaCare were based on just 2.5 percent of workers with current employer provided plans to switch ‚Äď not 30 or even 50 percent! The real resulting impact to the federal treasury will be in the trillions according to former budget officials Douglas Holtz-Eakin and James Capretta. [/quote] This is on top of the Trillions in debt Obama is admitting to piling up No wonder why business isn't going to invest they see the writing on the wall. Last but not least the Housing's Double Dip and how policies made a bad situation worse congrats to the administration: Housing No wonder his whole economic team is bailing and Axelrod says the next election isn't about Obama's record.