Things are much worse now than they were 2 years ago.
Pretty interesting that the Federal Reserve has ended their $85b/month stimulus if things are truly much worse now than they were 2 years ago.
Do you read their Beige Book? The Board of Governors publishes a composite summary and each of the 12 FRB publishes one for their respective districts. They are compiled from direct surveys of business owners and they paint a bit rosier picture than you're trying to convey.
George Bush's Treasury Secretary was former Goldman Sachs CEO Henry (Hank) Paulson. He wrote a book detailing the financial crash of 2008 called On the Brink. It was a candid look at how rapidly and totally everything was deteriorating during the fall of 2008. His and FRB Chairman Tim Geithner's testimony before Congress scared them enough that an emergency bi-partisan series of acts were quickly passed.
Former FRB Governor and conservative economist Randall Kroszner wrote a paper summarizing an in-depth study of the effects of the much-maligned Community Reinvestment Act and the subsequent subprime loan crisis.
Statistics can be used to substantiate virtually any argument one wants to make.
I'm truly sorry if you personally haven't benefited from the recovery but in reality, we're in pretty good shape. Certainly in much better shape than the rest of the planet.