Look at the drop in disposable income (hat tip to Frankenstein Government)?
Until there is disposable income that can be spent so as to drive the economy, America will remain in the doldrums.
Also consider THIS, which recently appeared in the Associated Press: "4 in 5 in US face near-poverty, no work."
Ignore the reality at your own peril!
Meanwhile, Obama's cheery words are, at best, delusional.
This is the reality set to music (and also includes commentary regarding the recent worldwide terror alert):