We all remember the 'Drill, baby drill' chant from the Republican National Convention last year. Republicans called for domestic exploration of oil, to help the United States end its dependency on oil from countries that don't like us much.
The federal government gave money they borrowed, to states that can't balance their books, so that some families who already receive welfare get $200 per child of extra welfare money to spend any way they like.
Just last month, the national news magazine's cover announced this good news to the world with the caveat, 'good luck surviving the recovery'. I would like this to be true, but history tells me otherwise.