4 years and 6 Trillion including $1.4 Trillion in deficit spending last year and the economy grinds to a halt. I guess this explains why Obama wants to take everyone's guns away. When you plan to steal from someone, it's always better if they are unarmed.
The government is spending substantially less money so it shows up influencing the economy. Now the private sector is to grow instead. The deficit is shrinking and the debt growing but much more slowly. Isn't that what you want? Well, no it isn't is it? The Republicans demand that the economy fail. They are working hard to prevent recovery and it isn't working.
Frustrating isn't it?
The only economic plan the Republicans have is to forward their crony capitalism and plutocracy, though that's an historic path to disastrous failure. The only way they have to save money is to snuff older Americans wholesale.
The Republicans need to disappear into history like the Whigs and be replaced by a real center/right American party. The Whigs disappeared just before the Civil War because they couldn't be Confederates and Americans too. Neither can the Republicans.