Thank you Mr Obvious, unfortunately your simple description of the economy is flawed in so many ways. The economy collapsed based on the failures in the mortgage industry which led to a credit crunch making it difficult for people to buy cars and other major purchases. Bush called for more regulation of the mortgage industry but Dodds, Frank, and Waters said he was just trying to find problems where none existed. Both parties were responsible for this economic mess and now democrats want to follow FDRs ideas that lengthened the Great Depression in the USA while European countries had recovered. Therefore your simpleness brought a flag out for your drivel.