It's November 2011. We're still in an ongoing banking crisis. The housing market is a disaster. Unemployment is a disaster, not just the headline number but the fact that so many have been out of work for so long.
I think the powers that be patted themselves on the back two years ago thinking they'd solved the problem. The spiked the football in the endzone and did a victory dance and decided it was 1995, because it's always fucking 1995 in Washington. But they didn't fix the problems. They left the bastards who fucked it all up in place and are now surprised that things are operating just the same way they were. We're still talking about the stupid deficit.