Economy isn't bad for people with money and good jobs. I think the worry is that because the fed pumps so much money in that its just another bubble for rich people to get richer. They did bring housing back by bailing out all the banks and keeping interest rates low but that sort of hurts the lower/middle class also because now they can't get loans to by houses and the prices are still high and inflated. New job claims down only because people not elgible for unemployment anymore so its a mixed bag.
I'm saving about 2 grand a month though so I can't complain too much. I have noticed tips for the band are creeping up again and that usually means people have more money.