By Margie Bradford
Does anyone remember January 2009?
Barack Obama was sworn into office at what could arguably be called the worst time possible to be president of the United States. The stock market was in free fall, the unemployment rate was headed for double digits, and the housing market was in a downward spiral, taking the rest of the economy with it.
George W. Bush was exiting the scene, leaving us with the largest federal deficit ever recorded, having squandered the Clinton-era budget surplus.