The economy is bad because the rat-eared ba5tard wants it to be bad. It's been 4 years now and he's convinced most of the low info voters that this is "the new normal", he had nothing to do with it, that's just the way it will be from now on. Once the new normal is fully accepted, everyone will have lower expectations, America will cease being #1 in innovation and high tech, our standard of living will go down and we won't care, our hospitals and health care will be on par with Europe and China will own us. This was the dog-eaters plan from the start, take America and Americans down a few pegs and show them that they aren't exceptional. If/when he leaves, he will leave America broken beyond repair. We will be South Africa.