Far Left Side explains:
And now our Chart of the Day: Real GDP 2003-2012. (The reason the U.S. is doing better than Europe is because we invested in stimulus, while they went austerity. Now thank your president.)
The US used classic Keynesian economic techniques: middle class tax cuts, tax incentives for housing, modest increases to Food stamps (SNAP) and uenmployment insurance and increased government spending (the stimulus).