With people having greater confidence in the economy, will spending and hiring be far behind? Lots of people are watching the federal government and President Obama and hoping that things start to improve. The only things/people preventing full recovery are the Republicans who are now predicting doomsday if President Obama's solutions are given the full range.
The GOP seems to forget that their deregulation and their "tax cuts" mantra created this disaster. Instead of encouraging President Obama's policies, the GOP have become anti-hope, anti-change, anti-growth. Of course, we already knew that the GOP hasn't had a fresh idea since the 1850's.