Re: A bit of much needed honesty today!
I kind of see the two issues in the same bucket.
Politicians create almost innumerable problems with their laws, regulations, fees, etc. That leaves less money for people to spend on their automobiles, musical instruments, etc, which then effects the people in those industries and the amount of money they have to spend on things they like or need. Obamacare is a perfect example which effects all Americans and the amount of money millions will no longer have to spend on things THEY want to spend it on.
Politicians are the destruction of the Republic. If they were all statesmen, patriots, loyal to their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution and stay within the confines of limited government, everyone would have more money to spend, or save, and the economy would be strong.