If Jay Carney is right (truthful) when he says: "Don’t buy into the Republican BS. The rate of spending is the slowest since Eisenhower was president, and the president has shown incredible fiscal restraint.” then how did we end up with a $5 Trillion dollar deficit last year? That would seem to be an incredible lack of fiscal restraint.
And we're still in a recession (depression) unless you use the same kind of logic that says a $5 Trillion annual deficit is an example of 'incredible fiscal restraint'.
Of course I credit that to Obama's vampire economics wherein he has overseen a tremendous growth in the size of government while at the same time draining the life blood (money) from the private sector.