No doubt that the United States economy started falling during the Clinton years.
Nothing seems to be manufactured in the states. "Made In China" is omnipresent on the tags and packaging.
Many people who had considered themselves wealthy, living off the interest have discovered that they were conned by Madoff and others.
The real "con" is being done by all those companies making oodles more profits by using foreign factories, workers, call centers ad nauseam, perpetually... until the true international power moves away with production.
Consider this as an economic rule:
- Close the factories
- Close the stores
- Close the country