"With unemployment still at 7.8%, not many Americans would see this as a prosperous America." Let's see, what is 100% - 7.8%? That's CORRECT! 92.2% of Americans are working - or as Heather, the partisan hack, would say, "not many Americans". And if ONLY the unemployment rate was declining and not increasing - I'm certain fair-minded folks would give Obama his due credit. http://data.bls.gov/pdq/SurveyOutputServlet?request_action=wh&graph_name=LN_cpsbref3 Explain again, why do nutters hate America? Why do you want it to fail?