Do you live in this country? It's amazing how anyone living here doesn't know whether our country is in good shape or not.
For starters, the stock market recovered from GW Bush's Great Recession, jobs are inreasing - although slower than most people would like, and many who lost most of their equities in 2008-2009 have recovered most or all of their losses.
The US compared to Europe and Asia is doing a much better job when it comes to job creation and equity ownership.
Get your head out of that dark place if that's possible.
You shouldn't pay any attention to people like hawk; he's always a doomsayer, and contributes nothing worth reading.
There are plenty of resources on the internet that can education y0u about how the US is doing. The GOP as the No Party has voted against all job creating legislation. With their "NO" against the debt ceiling, that cost our economy over $50 billion dollars. With all that handicap from the No Party, it's really amazing how well our country continues to do.
The last congress is the least productive in US history. Bite into that, if that's possible.