The communists (Democrats) propaganda is definitely trying to convince people Obama has made the country better by spending us into oblivion. At the same time, they are using the word 'austerity' to scare us into not spending.
The problem with how they define austerity is saying if the government does not get more money from the people, that is austerity. In fact, stealing more money from the people leaves the people in austerity and the government bloated.
Some Times Magazine flak has come out with a book saying printing money and government spending saved us, timed to coincide with the DNC convention saying the same thing.
I don't know if our people are stupid enough to buy this garbage, but it is frightening that they might.