I think the Gov. could do more on this subject , but I think the Gov. is broke helping rebuild other countries and giving money to them. One country the other day they said receives like a billion dollars a year from the US Gov. I think the cost of energy has caused issues. The last big economic down turn was yes the housing bubble but was pushed over the edge by gas going over $4 a gallon back then.I dont think we have yet recovered and its gonna be some time before we do. The costs of goods and services are out of control and the people who put out those stats are fudging numbers to make them look better than they are. But I wasnt born yesterday and I have been around the barn a few times, inflation is out of control.