Well enough to know you people are fooling yourself.
Go ahead, celebrate the "surplus" and Fannie's new "profits".
Just remember you have to ignore the rising debt and Fannie's 5 TRILLION in crap mortgages or Mortgage Backed Securites backed by Crap mortgages.
What is it about Republicans ( I don't really care what you call yourselves, you are supporting the GOP ) that causes them to think that their obstructive behaviour in Congress and various state legislatures doesn't have more to do with the slow economic recovery?
President Obama has proposed many policies and actions which in the past were actually put forth by Republicans, despite the fact that many progressives and economists opposed those policies and actions. Yet, the GOP has become little more than a reflexive rock in the middle of the road. A party with little care for the citizens of the nation, a party with a very effective noise machine, a noise machine which sells ideas and actions causing harm to many Americans yet which many of those same Americans being harmed believe it is only those "others" who will be affected.
Better results could have been generated if teh GOP had not decided on Day One of President's Obama's first term to do nothing which might aid him in carrying out his duties. Basically, the leaders of the GOP and the financiers behind the 'leaders' said - Regaining control is more important that helping the vast majority of Americans.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822