I am not on the up and up with the current american economy, but since political changes to it usually take about two years to take full effect you can blame the Trump administration for all of this. But we all know the pattern: Republicans destroy the economy, Democrats restore it, but are blamed for the problem in the first place because of that buffer time, then Republicans are voted for, are praised for economic growth actually caused by Democrats, destroy the ecenomy once again, and so on and so on.
Oh and if you all actually cared so much about austerity then you would reduce instead of constantly expand your bloated military budget. That whole austerity thing is only ever an excuse to reduce spending for the social net, never anything else.
I also find it funny that people still think gold is actually worth something more substantial than money. It is not. We barely use it in anything. Silver is ultimately more fundamentally useful, but not as rare, so investing in it will not give you much security. And never trust someone who wants to give you anything substantial for free. But sure, fall for these asshole scam artists if you like.