the economy, inflation, (i.e. people's available income), and everything else just sucks.
The job market is currently very
strong, which means some
people are making more money. That's probably among the factors fueling inflation.
Also, in spite of the recent beating the stock market has taken, the Dow and S&P 500 are still higher than they were in mid-January, 2021. So, you can focus on everything that's going poorly, but it's certainly not all
And most of the factors hitting the US economy are actually world-wide (e.g. shipping costs & supply chain issues). In fact, the US is actually doing better in several key areas, compared to most other countries, including energy & food prices. Even inflation isn't as bad in the US as in many other countries. I think that's a positive
story, but people don't like to hear "it's even worse, elsewhere", when they're upset about something.
in 2024, we can begin to recover
It might interest you to know that 2024 is an election
year, but the new administration doesn't take over until January 2025
. Specifically, the inauguration happens on January 20th and the Congress usually begins a new session on January 3rd.