Liberals claim that consumer demand is causing the problem. OK. So what's causing that?
According to the Law of Supply and Demand (liberals cite it now and again) high prices cause soft demand. Over the past 65 years the taxes, borrowing, mandates, and regulations of government has taken an ever bigger bite out of the private sector. Today all of this activist government takes about 1/2 of the productive economy, which doubles the price of goods and services. Obama's solution is to grow government more; there is no way, no how that further government growth will create an economic boom.