The deficit is down, churchill. Your post makes no sense at all. The biggest problem facing America is the lack of investment at the federal level caused by GOP austerity-mongers, so there is no demand in the market because no one has jobs or money. The one silver lining if Romney had been elected is that the congress would immediately have said “just kidding” and passed a big, deficit-financed stimulus package, as they have always done under Republican presidents. But even with Obama in office, it’s the correct response to recession.