Truly the current economic situation is much more dire than 4 years ago. You would be blind and silly to say otherwise. It will be hard for the likes of you to continue to blame any other party than yours for the current mess. I pray that Mr. Obama has the wisdom to see that private employment of people is the only way out of this mess. Therefore he must lift the sanctions placed on private industry, or we will pay the price, we meaning you too HT3!