If you use the Keynesian economic model,( http://www.investopedia.com/terms/k/keynesian... ) the economy is based on how much money has been borrowed.
Basically borrowed money enlarges the nation’s volume of money ... see fractional reserve banking:
If that is the case, then you're right … The economy is doing great.
But if the lawmakers SPEND that money on something that does not turn a profit, and then leaves it for the taxpayers to pay for (the loan plus the interest) then the economy only has the illusion of getting better ... because the taxpayers cannot pay it back.
The middle class (which pays for everything) is shrinking, and the remaining middle class has to make up the difference of the income that is lost.
It is destine to collapse and at this point I don’t think there is anything that can be done to change it.
Oh, and it doesn’t help that the FED is printing 85 BILLION dollars a month with nothing to back it.