I would make this point in a different thread but am, alas, not allowed to.
A certain poster in that other thread made the false claim that consumer confidence in America plummeted after the election of Barack Obama.
Such falsehoods MUST be exposed, if truth is to have ANY meaning anymore in America.
Consumer confidence DID plummet as a consequence of the Great Recession, of course. It was, after all, the worst economic SHOCK since the Great Depression.
But consumer confidence recovered SHARPLY in early 2009, and ESPECIALLY after the passage of ARRA. Which is exactly what I have been trying to tell this particular poster over and over and over and over again.
To see for yourself, click on the link, and set the graph to go back ten years, so you can SEE what was transpiring in early 2009:
United States Consumer Sentiment | 1952-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar
Yogi Berra: You can observe a lot, just by looking.