Here we are on your virtual brink. The economy is actually IN the toilet, Gas prices have soared, dropped and will no doubt soar again as soon as the boys in charge of Big Oil think they can get away with it without getting lynched by an angry mob.
We're also sitting here at the start of a new year with a new president, whatever else I might think of him (I am not a hamster, I'll leave that topic for other posts, today I just wanna have fun.), he is a change. That change means that there will be different policies in Washington and Congress will react to him differently than they did Bush.
Are we in for prosperity? Or is it going to be just another bubble?