(I post with one hand, details later.)
As many of us dirty fucking hippies have noted, President Obama had an historic opportunity when he was elected, but he fell in love with the banksters instead of the American people, thus the unemployment rate goes up this last month. I guess I completely misjudged the president while he was a senator & a presidential candidate. I'm not suggesting anyone else could have done better, but opportunities like the one presented 3 years ago don't come around very often. A much larger stimulus package, a much better home owner assistance program, infrastructure repair & maintenance, the list is long, productive, & apparently an anathema to Barak Obama.
This not the Great Recession, this is a depression. Except for the rich, the rest of us are fucked.