I work in healthcare. I've lost ground the last 4 years. I'm old enough and frugal enough that just keeping my job is enough. If I were 30 and actively raising a family, I'd be scared to death right now.
But somehow, consumer confidence is high, and Obama got re-elected.
Someday, a free republic will emerge, and the study of the USA from 2000- ? will be required as a lesson on what not to do.