Now that the economy is no longer an issue, we have to turn to a new topic- "The Economy", but a different sense of the economy - YOUR economic condition. This may mirror the government's or, perhaps, you may actually understand the state of your finances, as you read this.
Are/If you are in a position where "deficit spending" is necessary for you to pay your bills (not unlike the issue of the Federal debt-ceiling - we had to get Congress to let us borrow more so we could pay the interest on the bill we already have incurred) which is like getting a new credit card with an extra few thousand dollars of credit available so you can pay the interest due on the other cards, and buy food, or pay the mortgage, or put gas in the car or... well you get the idea, you need to reconsider your position immediately.
Unlike the United States of America, you cannot keep getting more debt without near term (tomorrow or the day after) consequences. Consequences like bill collectors calling; Court appearances being required; car payments missed; a mortgage payment missed or paid more than a month late; a foreclosure; or just ANXIETY and WORRY about what you are going to do when the credit limit is exhausted.
Here is a short check-list to review:
1. Is the reason for the excessive debt, spending, reduced income, or both?