Because government was lead by idiot liberals. You had Dumbocrat Nancy Pelosi controlling the House, Dumbocrat Harry Reid controlling the Senate, and RINO George W. Bush controlling the White House. Thank you for proving for me once again the failed policies and spread-the-wealth socialism of the Dumbocrat Party. Because government was lead by idiot spread-the-wealth, tax-and-spend-until-you-collapse Dumbocrats. But more importantly, if things were not fine and we lost sooooo many jobs in 2008, why was unemployment lower back then than it has ever been under Obama? Projection - it's what you Dumbocrats do best. The facts have shown you're a partisan hack. The facts have shown the policies you support collapsed the world economy. And the best part is, we both know that you know it too. It's why you're so angry. $7 trillion in reckless deficit spending under Barack Obama. Higher unemployment under Obama. More people in poverty under Obama. More people of food stamps than any point in U.S. history under under Obama. And oh yeah, all of this after the Dumbocrats have spent over $2 trillion on their "War on Poverty" (which was designed to grow poverty and keep people there - and has been successful at that).