well you were in a recession and had to recover, so citing recovery as if it's a failure by partaking in it shows how much of a retard you are. It's relative, for example if all countries were handed a piece of shit and the US ended up with the best piece of shit then it is an accomplishment. You are having difficulty perhaps because you see recovery in comparison to a boom, which was not the case so recovery was the only option.
It's also not even accurate. Canada has had the best recovery of the lot.
True, we were not hit as hard as everyone else, but when it comes to recovery, we are #1