At least one of the lines is moving the right way..............In retrospect, it seems much of the good economic times of the mid-2000's was mostly a debt-fueled illusion. The chart below would indicate that the general public has been aggressively reducing their debt load. One of these days, our government will have to follow suit. I sure that will be a lot of fun.
Enlargeable chart and back-story from the Coyote Blog is here.