Remember the dark days of start the Bush Depression? Remember how people were worried they were gonna lose EVERYTHING? There was talk of bank closings. Panic on Wall Street. 700,000 jobs lost in the month prior to Obama taking office. People were freaking the hell out! Look at today. Complaints that the markets haven't recovered FAST enough yet. I'd say, considering where BushCo left us, we're not doing so bad. God knows, if "the fundamentals of our economy are sound" old man McCain would have gotten in there, who KNOWS where we'd be today. Probably waiting in a bread line.