Chapter . The Economy
When the economy turned for the worse in late 2008, the country put pressure on the presidential candidates to provide possible solutions.
How would he or she handle job losses? What about the growing debt? Which stimulus plan would work?
And after President Obama was elected, there were even more questions. People were losing jobs, homes were foreclosed, businesses went bankrupt, and no one could predict when it would end. Crisis, recession, depression, crash-no one knew what to call it either, but everyone knew it was bad.