Creating a trend of what?
Declining standard of living, income, life benefits, and potentially happiness. It doesn't need to be this way but if we are able to regenerate our nation, think anew, and return investment we can dream as a country again. If our leadership continues to focus on the wrong stuff and fails to work together we will continue to see these declines.
A small uptick has been experienced recently but may not be a changing of then trend.