The housing sector might have stopped its free fall, perhaps reached bottom, but it is not recovering. It is moving sideways. The national economy as a whole cannot recover strongly without housing recovering. In order to buy a house, people need savings for a down payment (in the new era of traditional credit requirements) and an income. To obtain an income, people need jobs. To have jobs, businesses must expand. Much business expansion depends upon housing expansion, as the housing sector is one of the largest markets for manufacturing and services. A vicious cycle. How can we break the cycle? Not by expanding government programs, creating new entitlements, expanding governmental bureaucracies, and imposing new taxes. We have to do it the old fashioned way: research and innovation create new industries, new industries create new markets, new industries and new markets create new jobs. New jobs generate income. Income enables workers to buy houses. But nothing is planned by the Obama administration to contribute to such a breakthrough.