Originally Posted by Direckshun
His point stands -- we had our fiscal house in outstanding order at the turn of the century.
We eroded that over the past decade.
At the turn of the century, the dot-com bubble was bursting sending our economy into recession. The foundation for the disastrous housing bubble had been laid. And al Qaeda had been allowed to grow into an international threat capable of killing 3000 people on our own soil. Those were the good ol' days.