With the election upon us and politics really heating up, it might be a good time to present some more facts. Both teams keep fighting and pointing fingers, but the graph below shows participation from both sides. It also took some indulgent consumers to make it happen. We were "all in". We're still "all in". Reagan kicked it off in 1982 and the party continues today. Note the difference between now and the Roaring 20's. We have them beat by a mile. Does the "down" relate in magnitude to the "up". We hope not. But, note that the down in the 30's was below the level where the Roaring 20's began.