Oh, I agree the spending in 2020 isn’t indicative of a strong economy. It’s an indictment of the folly of trying to spend our way out of problems. If the only strong positive growth in sales was driven by artificial economic stimulus and following years spending fails to keep up with inflation, it’s a sign the economy wasn’t good then or now. I’m not arguing that the “Trump economy” was strong. Low interest rates for over a decade are a piper that had to be paid. Covid was just the cherry on top. The effects of Covid are real and will be permanent in some respects. But uncontrolled “spending” and artificially low interest rates for years are just as relevant to the current shaky economy.