Re #17 - see #18. No, you didnt say things were great, so I stand corrected, and burn down the strawman.
The math may show one thing, but the realities of ones financial situation in life may show something completely different. You've seemingly put out a blanket staement "everyone is doing better - the math proves it" - that just doesnt fly for me - things still aren't great. Its all in how the gains are distributed.
But, anyway, heres the 'Thanks Obama'! Now, cmon weekend..!