The end of the downturn is in the hands of the small entrepreneurs. Those who make up to $250,000 dollars. Their spending on product and service produces profits (evil word). With this profit made by hiring people to produce product and services, the downturn can be reduced and turned around. The prospects for profits, with the increasing Government control of these businesses, are reduced to the point that many will not invest, or will invest only to the point that they can be well assured of a return on investment. The downturn will be reversed by the multitude of small businesses. Nothing else.